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Sir Norman Wisdom: A Life In 36 Rare Pictures

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SIR Norman Wisdom RIP. He retired from the stage on his 90th birthday. He died aged 95. This is his career in rare and wonderful pictures.

Nostalgia fest…begin.

And bonus points if you can spot Norman with anyone who’s still alive…

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Sir Norman Wisdom and 60's pop star Jess Conrad during the opening of Babushka Kings Road in London.

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?

  • Clive

    A smashing wee guy

  • The most moving tribute I’ve seen was from Lee Evans. Thanking him for his entire act

  • John Blake

    I was very sad to read about the passing away of Norman Wisdom. This man was not only a one-of-a-kind comedian but also a fantastic person. He had a difficult childhood but rose to fame, and was by far the biggest comedy star in Britain or around the world back in the 50s. The public LOVED his humour and unique style of comedy that made you laugh your head off !
    Norman is a highly respected person and he lived an incredible life. People who bring happiness to others have a very great talent and Norman had it by the TRUCK LOAD. Sir Norman Wisdom……pure magic. RIP

  • c

    Norman Wisdom was as funny as cancer .

  • Clive

    C, each to their own.
    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh.

  • cc

    There are several comedians who could never ever make me smile, let alone laugh.
    These include Tommy Cooper, Jasper Carrot, Terry Scott and a few others but Norman always made me laugh

    How many unfunny comics can you name ?