Eric Morecambe brought joy and laughter to millions during a television career that spanned an amazing 22 years. Morecambe and Wise were the first true comedy double-act and even into the twenty-first century, they remain the undisputed kings of British comedy.
Yet Eric's personal life was not always filled with sunshine and, as well as discussing the high points of his career, this remarkable book, written by Eric's son, Gary Morecambe, paints a vivid picture of the strains that success can bring, both to the stars in the limelight and to their families.
Using photos from the Morecambe family archive and previously unseen extracts from his father's personal diaries, Gary describes what it was like to live with a workaholic comedy genius; a man who was constantly worried that he would be "found out", who never lost his love for Long John Silver impressions and who continued working through two heart attacks until heart disease finally killed him at only 58 years of age.
- Publication Date:
- 03 / 11 / 2003