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Tony Hancock

English comedy actor
Hancock sculpture in Birmingham.

Anthony John Hancock (12 May 1924 – 24 June 1968) was a British comedian and actor. He worked on radio, on television and in movies. He was best known for appearing in the BBC radio comedy Hancock's Half Hour (1954–1961). He worked with comedian Sid James until 1960.

Hancock was born in Hall Green, Birmingham. He grew up in Bournemouth, Hampshire and was educated in Swanage, Dorset and Reading, Berkshire.

Hancock was a depressed alcoholic. In 1968, killed himself with an overdose of amphetamines and vodka in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.[1]

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  1. "Tony Hancock: The Definitive Biography". Waterstones. Retrieved 3 December 2017.

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