Bob Monkhouse

Bob Monkhouse

About Bob Monkhouse

Robert Alan 'Bob' Monkhouse OBE (1 June 1928-29 December 2003) was an English entertainer. He was a successful comedy writer, comedian and actor and was also well known on British television as a presenter and game show host. Monkhouse was famous for his one-line jokes. Bob Monkhouse was born at 168 Bromley Road, Beckenham, Kent, the son of Wilfred Adrian Monkhouse (1894-1957), and Dorothy Muriel Monkhouse nee Hansard (1895-1971). Monkhouse had an elder brother, John, born in 1922. Monkhouse's grandfather was a prosperous Methodist businessman who co-owned Monk and Glass, which made custard powder and jelly. Bob Monkhouse was educated at Goring Hall School in Worthing and Dulwich College, from which he was later expelled.

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