Will Hay
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1888
Birth Place:
Stockton-on-Tees, England, UK


With his supercilious sniff, ill-fitting pince-nez and overall air of pompous ineptitude, Will Hay was one of the great British character comedians of his time. A former bookkeeper, Hay began his music-hall career in 1909, performing a sketch in which he impersonated a seedy, incompetent schoolmaster. He would continue to play this character, or variations thereof, for the rest of his professional...