I was very sad to hear that Norman Wisdom died last week. Norman Wisdom was an English comic actor who was especially popular in the 1950s/1960s. I used to watch him a lot on TV as a young girl. We always used to say my dad looked like Norman Wisdom...he even had a cap like the one Norman wore as his character 'Norman Pitkin'.
I have never been into slapstick comedy so I was never a great fan of Norman's comedy work. But looking back, I can see what an amazing actor he was. I became a fan of Norman as a 'straight' actor when I saw him in a TV show about a cancer patient "Going Gently".
His death means another link to my childhood is broken.