Charles Hawtrey 1914-1988 : The Man Who Was Private Widdle, Paperback

Charles Hawtrey 1914-1988 : The Man Who Was Private Widdle Paperback

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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:
  • Category: Individual actors & performers
  • ISBN: 9780571210893



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An interesting insight into a sad life