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Barker, Ronnie

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Born: 1929 AD
Died: 2005 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Comedians, Musicians

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1929 - Ronald William George Barker was born 25th of September in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England.

 

Barker attended Oxford High School.

 

1945 - Ronnie Barker left the school and took a job as a bank clerk.

 

1948 - He wrote to the Aylesbury Repertory Company and his show business career began.

 

He then worked as an actor and assistant stage manager with the Manchester Repertory Company.

 

1956 - Ronnie Barker's first radio appearance, he went on to play a variety of minor characters in The Navy Lark.

 

1957 - Barker married Joy Tubb.

 

1971 - He appeared in the film The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins.

 

1971-1987 - He appeared on the show The Two Ronnies.

 

1973-1985 - Ronnie Barker also starred in the Open All Hours Albert Arkwright.

 

1973-1977 - Starred in the show Porridge Norman Fletcher.

 

1976 - Ronnie Barker starred in the film Robin and Marian as Friar Tuck.

 

1979 - Ronnie Barker starring in Porridge as Fletcher Porridge ran for three series.

 

2002 - Baker starred in the BBC drama The Gathering Storm.

 

2003 - Ronnie Barker in My House in Umbria.

 

2005 - Ronnie Baker died 3rd of October due to Heart Failure in London, England.

 

His life and work was honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006.

 


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