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Old 04-04-2013, 03:03 PM   #60724
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Originally Posted by bellahunter View Post
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Monkhouse was a vocal supporter of the Conservative Party for some years. He later told his friend Colin Edmonds that this may have been a mistake but that he wanted to be associated with a winner and he knew Margaret Thatcher could not lose the 1987 General Election.[8] He was appointed an OBE in 1993. He died of prostate cancer on 29 December 2003.

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Bernie Abrahams comedy script writer says

"In the early 50s I found the BBC a bit antisemitic so having a Jewish name did not help," he explained.

"I became Bernard Ashton, then Brad Ashton and changed my surname by deed poll, which was witnessed by Spike Milligan when I married my wife Valerie in 1961."

David frost. By Bernie Ashton scriptwriter

"David did 10 perfect impersonations and is the most talented person I've worked with.

"On a Sunday morning, I'd get all the papers, sit down at 7am and by 3pm I'd have my target of 33 gags.
Bob Monkhouse was a regular attendee at Diana Dor's sex and drug orgies.
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