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Anthony John Hancock (12 May 1924 25 June 1968) was an English comedian and actor.

He found fame with the BBC radio series Hancock's Half Hour which was a smash-hit between 1954 and 1961. the radio show, which also made stars out of Sid James and Kenneth Williams, transferred to the still-embryonic BBC television network.

Hancock was also a comic actor in films, such as The Rebel (Call Me Genius in the USA) and Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, and episodes of the Hancock TV series, such as The Blood Donor and Radio Ham are considered to be timeless classics of the half-hour TV comedy format.

Dogged by depression and insecurity all his life, after his career went into a decline and he had come out alive from a bad car crash, he committed suicide in 1968 at age 44 with barbiturates and vodka.


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