Benny Hill biography
Benny Hill, British comedian, began his comedic career traveling around Britain performing in a variety of places. He made the correct decision to go for TV and began appearing on various programs. By 1955 he had his own program, The Benny Hill Show, which would be shown in over 109 countries since.
Comedian. Born Alfred Hawthorne Hill on January 21, 1924 in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, funny man Benny Hill is best known for his long-running television show, The Benny Hill Show.
An enthusiastic performer in school shows, Hill was a milkman, drummer, and driver before finding employment as an assistant stage manager. During World War 2 he appeared in Stars in Battledress, and later followed the traditional comic's route of working-men's clubs, revues, and end-of-the-pier shows. An early convert to the potential of television, he appeared in Hi There (1949), and was named TV personality of the year in 1954. He gained national popularity with the saucy The Benny Hill Show (1969-1989), and spent over two decades writing and performing in top-rated television specials that were seen around the world.