Charles Hawtrey 1914-1988 : The Man Who Was Private Widdle Paperback
by Roger Lewis
Charles Hawtrey, the skinny one with the granny glasses, was everybody's favourite in the "Carry On" films.
Incorporating interviews with the major players, this biography examines Hawtrey's origins as a child star and as a performer in revue and the Will Hay films. it looks at his career on radio and television, and then at the sad, slow decline of a belligerent, alcoholic recluse on the Kent coast.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages, portraits
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 07/10/2002
- Category: Individual actors & performers
- ISBN: 9780571210893
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Review by sundowneruk
An interesting insight into a sad life