Spike Milligan was born on April 16, 1918, in Ahmednagar, India. Raised in British India, he moved to England as a teen. After serving in World War II, he and a friend entertained the troops with comedic acts. Others joined, and the BBC began broadcasting his troupe's work on the 1950s radio hit The Goon Show. He also acted on stage and in film, and wrote books of poetry, war memoirs and a play. Milligan died in 2002.
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