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Eric Idle

Eric Idle

Actor
Born : 29 Mar 1943
Birth Place : South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer and composer of comic songs. He wrote and performed as a member of the internationally renowned British comedy group Monty Python.

He studied English at Cambridge University. While at the university, he... ReadMore
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Eric Idle is an English comedian, actor, author, singer and composer of comic songs. He wrote and performed as a member of the internationally renowned British comedy group Monty Python.

He studied English at Cambridge University. While at the university, he was a member of the prestigious Cambridge Footlights Club, and later, the President of the Footlights Club.

Eric's father, who served in the Royal Air Force, died in a car crash on Christmas eve when he was two years old.

In 1963, as a collegiate, he was admitted into the Cambridge Footlights comedy club. He became president of the club the following year and one of his first acts was to open the membership up to include women. Feminist/writer Germaine Greer was one of the first to join.

He was the supporter of Sunderland Football Club of... Read more
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