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Little Ern By Robert Sellers

Little Ern by Robert Sellers

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An entertaining, funny and poignant biography of this much-loved star.

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Little Ern: The authorised biography of Ernie Wise by Robert Sellers

Even though they are the most famous comedy double act Britain has ever seen, until now there has never been a biography of Ernie Wise. Seen by some as just the straight man in the partnership, in fact 'Little Ern' was regarded by his peers as a great comedian in his own right. It took no ordinary talent to be the perfect foil for the genius of Eric Morecambe, and to be his friend, business partner and co-performer for nearly forty years. Morecambe's personality flared with ego and insecurity, and theirs was a personal relationship that had to be nurtured as carefully as were their on-screen personas. Nearly thirty years after their last appearances, the pair still dominate the landscape of British comedy, and are loved and revered as ever. With the cooperation of Ernie's widow Doreen, and drawing on unpublished material from the family archive as well as interviews with friends, Robert Sellers and James Hogg have shifted the spotlight sideways to examine for the first time the true and patient genius of one of the greatest entertainers of his generation.

About Robert Sellers

Robert Sellers is the author of more than ten books on popular culture, including Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down, Hellraisers, Hollywood Hellraisers, An A-Z of Hellraisers, as well as the definitve book on the genesis of the Bond franchise, The Battle for Bond, and the true history of Handmade Films, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. James Hogg previously collaborated with Robert Sellers on What's the Bleeding Time?, the biography of James Robertson Justice. He has contributed to several books and acted as consultant to television programmes, all on British comedy. He is the commercial manager of Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

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GOR011306490
9780283071508
0283071508
Little Ern: The authorised biography of Ernie Wise by Robert Sellers
Used - Like New
Hardback
Pan Macmillan
2011-10-07
352
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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