Gorden Kaye

British actor (1941-2017)
Kaye in 1974

Gordon Fitzgerald Kaye, known professionally as Gorden Kaye (7 April 1941 – 23 January 2017) was a BAFTA-nominated English comic actor. He was best known for playing René Artois in the British TV comedy series 'Allo 'Allo!.

Kaye was born in Huddersfield, West Riding of Yorkshire. When young, Kaye played rugby league for Moldgreen ARLFC before studying at King James's Grammar School, Almondbury, Huddersfield.[1] Kaye died under hospice care in England on 23 January 2017, aged 75.[2]


  1. "Gorden Kaye (1952–59)". The Old Almondburians' Society. Retrieved 6 February 2012.
  2. "'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies at 75". 23 January 2017 – via www.bbc.com.

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