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 Tommy Handley

Tommy Handley

Original Name Thomas Reginald
Birth
Toxteth, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 9 Jan 1949 (aged 56)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 22486 · View Source
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British Comedian. He is best remembered for his work on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio program "ITMA" ("It's That Man Again"). Born in Toxeth Park, Liverpool, England he served with a kite balloon section of the British Royal Naval Air Service during World War I. He became a regular radio broadcaster in the very beginning of radio, working with such people as Arthur Askey and Bob Monkhouse, and wrote many radio scripts. However, it was his BBC comedy series "ITMA" which became known for a number of catchphrases, some of which entered popular vocabulary. He later starred in the "ITMA" film version (1942) and in "Time Flies" (1944). He suffered with high blood pressure, the result of his driving commitment to "ITMA," and died suddenly from a brain hemorrhage in London, England at the age of 56.

Bio by: William Bjornstad


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 May 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22486
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tommy Handley (12 Jan 1892–9 Jan 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22486, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .