Roy Hudd, OBE (born 16 May 1936 in Croydon) is an English comedian, actor, radio host, author and authority on the history of music hall entertainment. His father was a carpenter and he attended Tavistock Secondary Modern School, Croydon and Croydon Secondary Technical School. His jobs then included a messenger for an advertising agency, window dresser and commercial artist. In 1958 he took a summer job as a Redcoat at Butlins, Clacton. From the Daily Mail: Roy and Debbie met nearly 30 years ago in panto in Nottingham. Debbie, a dancer, now directs panto. Roy was already divorced from his first wife, Ann, with whom he has a 48-year-old son, Max, a stage manager. Roy also has a 15 year old Granddaughter, Emma. Roy and Debbie married in 1988.
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