Charlie Drake
Date of Birth
Jun 19, 1925
Birth Place:
Elephant and Castle, South London, England


Monty Python and Benny Hill aside, a number of English comics acquire a rabid following in their native Britain but never cross over to full-fledged stateside infamy. Peter Cook was one -- likewise Lenny Henry and Ruby Wax -- but none more so than the writer/director/performer Charlie Drake, who did much of his work in theater but frequently crossed over into television and film. Often described...