Don't Laugh at Me by Norman Wisdom

Don't Laugh at Me by Norman Wisdom

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The memoirs of Norman Wisdom who was born in poverty in the East End and became one of the most successful comedians of the 1950s and early 1960s. His stories from this time revolve around film greats including Laurel and Hardy, Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson and John Wayne.

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Norman Wisdom was born in poverty in the East End. By the age of 12 he was a homeless tramp who had to beg and steal to eat. Eventually he joined the Army where he became a boxing champion and also discovered his true vocation as an entertainer. On leaving the Army he blew his savings on a trip to Hollywood where he bluffed his way in to see Charlie Chaplin, who predicted that Norman Wisdom would be the man to take his mantle. This little man in a tight suit and cloth cap was to make over 40 films and became Britain's most successful comedian of the 1950s and early 1960s. His stories from this time revolve around film greats including Laurel and Hardy, Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson and John Wayne. His song, "Don't Laugh At Me", was in the top ten for nine months, hinting at a sadness behind all the success, and his wife Freda was to leave him when, as he says, she found someone tall and good-looking. Now Norman's film career is reviving with the release of a new film called "Double X".

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SKU GOR002247823
Title Don't Laugh at Me
Author By (author) Norman Wisdom
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Other printed item
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 1992
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0712655905
ISBN 13 9780712655903
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Norman Wisdom was born in poverty in the East End. By the age of 12 he was a homeless tramp who had to beg and steal to eat. Eventually he joined the Army where he became a boxing champion and also discovered his true vocation as an entertainer. On leaving the Army he blew his savings on a trip to Hollywood where he bluffed his way in to see Charlie Chaplin, who predicted that Norman Wisdom would be the man to take his mantle. This little man in a tight suit and cloth cap was to make over 40 films and became Britain's most successful comedian of the 1950s and early 1960s. His stories from this time revolve around film greats including Laurel and Hardy, Frank Sinatra, Edward G. Robinson and John Wayne. His song, "Don't Laugh At Me", was in the top ten for nine months, hinting at a sadness behind all the success, and his wife Freda was to leave him when, as he says, she found someone tall and good-looking. Now Norman's film career is reviving with the release of a new film called "Double X".
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR002247823
Title Don't Laugh at Me
Author By (author) Norman Wisdom
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Other printed item
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 1992
Number of Pages 224
ISBN 10 0712655905
ISBN 13 9780712655903
Edition N/A
Prizes No
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No

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