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--> "Ken Dodd's Dad's dog's dead... and so is Ken Dodd"



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--> "Ken Dodd's Dad's dog's dead... and so is Ken Dodd"


Doddy continued working up until Christmas 2017, when his health worsened and he spent six weeks in hospital for a chest infection. Despite being discharged in February, he passed away in March. He married his partner of 40 years two days before he died... as a final two fingers to the Inland Revenue, as there's no inheritance tax on estates left to a spouse.

--> "Ken Dodd's Dad's dog's dead... and so is Ken Dodd"



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Doddy continued working up until Christmas 2017, when his health worsened and he spent six weeks in hospital for a chest infection. Despite being discharged in February, he passed away in March. He married his partner of 40 years two days before he died... as a final two fingers to the Inland Revenue, as there's no inheritance tax on estates left to a spouse.

--> "Ken Dodd's Dad's dog's dead... and so is Ken Dodd"

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Doddy continued working up until Christmas 2017, when his health worsened and he spent six weeks in hospital for a chest infection. Despite being discharged in February, he passed away in March. He married his partner of 40 years two days before he died... as a final two fingers to the Inland Revenue, as there's no inheritance tax on estates left to a spouse.

--> "Ken Dodd's Dad's dog's dead... and so is Ken Dodd"
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* TheCameo: He had cameo roles in ''Series DoctorWho'' (the Tollmaster in [[Trivia/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen "Delta and the Bannermen"]]), and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of ''Hamlet''. He played Malvolio in Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night'' on stage in Liverpool in 1971.

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* TheCameo: He had cameo roles in ''Series DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' (the Tollmaster in [[Trivia/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen "Delta and the Bannermen"]]), and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of ''Hamlet''. He played Malvolio in Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night'' on stage in Liverpool in 1971.


* MiningForCookies: In Ken Dodd's comedy routines about the Diddymen of Knotty Ash, the Diddymen worked in a jam butty (sandwich) mine.



MiningForCookies: In Ken Dodd's comedy routines about the Diddymen of Knotty Ash, the Diddymen worked in a jam butty (sandwich) mine.

MessyHair: Evident.

LongRunners: Making his stage debut in 1954, Ken performed for six decades (until December 2017).

MadLibsCatchphrase: "What a beautiful day! What a beautiful day for [insert wild, weird, rude, reckless, or otherwise energetic activity here]!"

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MiningForCookies: In Ken Dodd's comedy routines about the Diddymen of Knotty Ash, the Diddymen worked in a jam butty (sandwich) mine.

mine.
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MessyHair: Evident.

Evident.
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LongRunners: Making his stage debut in 1954, Ken performed for six decades (until December 2017).

2017).
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MadLibsCatchphrase: "What a beautiful day! What a beautiful day for [insert wild, weird, rude, reckless, or otherwise energetic activity here]!"




NothingButHits: [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8719454.stm This BBC article]] discusses the 'Unswinging Sixties' after Radio 2 played a chart of the best selling music of the decade. Music including Ken Dodd, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Ifield, The Seekers, and Rolf Harris.

OopNorth: Ken was born, lived and died in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

RapidFireComedy: Ken Dodd has stated several times that he's always after a joke rate of "7 TPM", or seven titters per minute. He won Guinness' World Record for world's longest ever joke-telling session: 1,500 jokes over 3.5 hours (7.14 jokes per minute)

SelfDeprecation: Lots. He made jokes about his unconventional looks, his comedic ability, and his aquittal for tax evasion.

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\n* NothingButHits: [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8719454.stm This BBC article]] discusses the 'Unswinging Sixties' after Radio 2 played a chart of the best selling music of the decade. Music including Ken Dodd, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Ifield, The Seekers, and Rolf Harris.

Harris.
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OopNorth: Ken was born, lived and died in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

Liverpool.
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RapidFireComedy: Ken Dodd has stated several times that he's always after a joke rate of "7 TPM", or seven titters per minute. He won Guinness' World Record for world's longest ever joke-telling session: 1,500 jokes over 3.5 hours (7.14 jokes per minute)

minute)
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SelfDeprecation: Lots. He made jokes about his unconventional looks, his comedic ability, and his aquittal for tax evasion.




TheCameo: He had cameo roles in DoctorWho (the Tollmaster in [[Trivia/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen Delta and the Bannermen]]), and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of ''Hamlet''. He played Malvolio in Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night'' on stage in Liverpool in 1971.

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\n* TheCameo: He had cameo roles in DoctorWho ''Series DoctorWho'' (the Tollmaster in [[Trivia/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen Delta "Delta and the Bannermen]]), Bannermen"]]), and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of ''Hamlet''. He played Malvolio in Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night'' on stage in Liverpool in 1971.
* TongueTwister: "Star" of one of the classic actors' elocution exercises, "Ken Dodd's dad's dog's dead".



Doddy continued working up until Christmas 2017, when his health worsened and he spent six weeks in hospital for a chest infection. Despite being discharged in February, he passed away in March. He married his partner of 40 years two days before he died... as a final two fingers to the Inland Revenue, as there's no inheritance tax on estates left to a spouse.

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Doddy continued working up until Christmas 2017, when his health worsened and he spent six weeks in hospital for a chest infection. Despite being discharged in February, he passed away in March. He married his partner of 40 years two days before he died... as a final two fingers to the Inland Revenue, as there's no inheritance tax on estates left to a spouse.spouse.

--> "Ken Dodd's Dad's dog's dead... and so is Ken Dodd"


TheCameo: He had cameo roles in DoctorWho (the Tollmaster in Recap / Doctor Who S24 E3 "Delta and the Bannermen ), and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of ''Hamlet''. He played Malvolio in Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night'' on stage in Liverpool in 1971.

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TheCameo: He had cameo roles in DoctorWho (the Tollmaster in Recap / Doctor Who S24 E3 "Delta [[Trivia/DoctorWhoS24E3DeltaAndTheBannermen Delta and the Bannermen ), Bannermen]]), and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of ''Hamlet''. He played Malvolio in Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night'' on stage in Liverpool in 1971.


One of the last music hall greats, the inventor of the 'tickling stick' (feather duster) was lso renowned for his old jokes; He'd been carting some around since the 1970s.

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One of the last music hall greats, the inventor of the 'tickling stick' (feather duster) was lso also renowned for his old jokes; He'd been carting some around since the 1970s.

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->''"There's one thing about my shows, folks; you always go home in the daylight!"''

Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE (8 November 1927 11 March 2018), was a veteran variety entertainer, singer and comedy legend from Liverpool. Commonly known throughout the UsefulNotes/UnitedKingdom as "Doddy", Dodd was most famous for his longevity the length of his career (1954 to 2017), the comedian's 42-week span of his record-breaking run at the London Palladium in 1965, but (most of all) for the duration of his performances, which regularly ran for 3 to 6 hours. He performed in every theater in the country, several times over, throughout his life.

One of the last music hall greats, the inventor of the 'tickling stick' (feather duster) was lso renowned for his old jokes; He'd been carting some around since the 1970s.

He was also a suprisingly accomplished singer in the 1960s, his most famous hit being "Happiness".

Ken received an OBE in 1982 and a knighthood in 2017 for services to entertainment and charity.

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MiningForCookies: In Ken Dodd's comedy routines about the Diddymen of Knotty Ash, the Diddymen worked in a jam butty (sandwich) mine.

MessyHair: Evident.

LongRunners: Making his stage debut in 1954, Ken performed for six decades (until December 2017).

MadLibsCatchphrase: "What a beautiful day! What a beautiful day for [insert wild, weird, rude, reckless, or otherwise energetic activity here]!"
-->"What a beautiful day! What a beautiful day for running into a nudist camp blindfolded and trying to shake hands with everyone!"

NothingButHits: [[http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/8719454.stm This BBC article]] discusses the 'Unswinging Sixties' after Radio 2 played a chart of the best selling music of the decade. Music including Ken Dodd, Engelbert Humperdinck, Frank Ifield, The Seekers, and Rolf Harris.

OopNorth: Ken was born, lived and died in Knotty Ash, Liverpool.

RapidFireComedy: Ken Dodd has stated several times that he's always after a joke rate of "7 TPM", or seven titters per minute. He won Guinness' World Record for world's longest ever joke-telling session: 1,500 jokes over 3.5 hours (7.14 jokes per minute)

SelfDeprecation: Lots. He made jokes about his unconventional looks, his comedic ability, and his aquittal for tax evasion.
-->"I wasn't a pretty baby. They put shutters on me pram."
-->"Werewolf movies, honestly. Who'd pay to see a man with wild hair and big teeth!"
-->"Comedy's in me blood. I wish it was in me act, but there you go."
-->"After the show I'll give you a copy of my new book; Teach Yourself Accountancy..."

TheCameo: He had cameo roles in DoctorWho (the Tollmaster in Recap / Doctor Who S24 E3 "Delta and the Bannermen ), and in Kenneth Branagh's film version of ''Hamlet''. He played Malvolio in Shakespeare's ''Twelfth Night'' on stage in Liverpool in 1971.

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Doddy continued working up until Christmas 2017, when his health worsened and he spent six weeks in hospital for a chest infection. Despite being discharged in February, he passed away in March. He married his partner of 40 years two days before he died... as a final two fingers to the Inland Revenue, as there's no inheritance tax on estates left to a spouse.

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