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 Ernie Wise

Ernie Wise

Birth
Bramley, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 21 Mar 1999 (aged 73)
Wexham, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 21627 · View Source
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Entertainer. Born Ernest Wiseman, he was one half of the "Morecambe and Wise" comedy double act. Teamed with Eric Morecambe, they are regarded by many to be among Great Britain's greatest comics. Their famous "Morecambe and Wise Show", particularly the Christmas specials, became an immensely popular a national institution, attracting huge audiences. Their 1977 Christmas show made the Guiness Book of Records as the television program with the the largest British television audience (27.5 to 28 million viewers). Their show also attracted many famous people to appear, including actor Laurence Olivier, rock group "The Beatles" and actress Glenda Jackson. They also made motion pictures and were famous for the song "Bring Me Sunshine". The Morecambe and Wise 43-year partnership ended in 1984, when Eric Morecambe died of a heart-attack. Ernie Wise remated at Slough Crematorium, London, England.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Apr 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21627
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernie Wise (27 Nov 1925–21 Mar 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21627, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.