Everyone should find something amusing in here…No tags for this post.
This former journalist, who was born in Ireland, made his break into television in 1963 in Australia. He made a number of series for the BBC during the late 1960’s and into the 1970’s and 80’s. He was famous for his stool sitting routine, with a glass of whiskey in one hand and a cigarette in the other.
In recent years he had played straight roles and also narrated documentaries, before going into semi-retirement.
Allen died in his sleep during the night (March 11th 2005). The cause of his death is not currently known.
He had been unwell over Christmas, but recovered from that illness, and his death is a great shock to those who were close to him.
To paraphrase his sign off at the end of each show – May his God go with him.No tags for this post.
On this day in 1969, James Earl Ray was jailed by a court in Memphis, TN , after admitting he murdered Martin Luther King. He pleaded guilty on the understanding that he would be spared the electric chair.
James Earl Ray was jailed for 99 years after admitting he carried out the murder of the American civil rights leader.
He tried to change his plea after his trial, but he passed away, aged 70, on April 23rd, 1998 with the controversy over who really killed King still raging, and King’s family beleiving that the true killer was never bought to justice.No tags for this post.