Bill Owen

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(William John Owen Rowbotham) was born on 14 March, 1914 in Acton, Middlesex, England, UK, is an Actor, Soundtrack, Writer. Discover Bill Owens Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of Bill Owen networth?

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At 85 years old, Bill Owen height is 5 4 (1.63 m) .

His wife is Kathleen ODonoghue (3 March 1977 - 12 July 1999) ( his death), Edith Stevenson (1946 - 1964) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

His net worth has been growing significantly in 2020-2021. So, how much is Bill Owen worth at the age of 85 years old? Bill Owens income source is mostly from being a successful Actor. He is from UK. We have estimated Bill Owens net worth, money, salary, income, and assets.

Most fittingly, when he died of pancreatic cancer in 1999, he asked to be buried in the Yorkshire village of Holmfirth, where the TV series was filmed and the townspeople had taken him close to their hearts.

He was also awarded an honorary degree by Bradford University in 1998. For the rest of his life, Bill would be identified with the lovable scamp Compo, complete with woolly hat and threadbare jacket.

Partnered withMike Sammes, he wrote songs recorded by Pat Boone,Harry SecombeEngelbert Humperdinck, and Sir Cliff Richard, who made a hit of his 1980 song Marianne.

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1977 Queens New Year Honours List for his steadfast work for the National Association of Boys Clubs and for his role as chairman of the Performing Arts Advising Panel.

Bill was awarded the MBE in 1976 for his steadfast work for the National Association of Boys Clubs and for his role as chairman of the Performing Arts Advising Panel.

TV stardom and a sense of renewed career came late after landing the role of Compo in the BBCs Last of the Summer Wine (1973) series in 1973, his scruffy, mischievous charm endearing audiences for decades.

In 1966 he wrote the West End musicalThe Match Girls.

In the 60s, he produced the stage musical, The Matchgirl, and focused heavily on film slapstick with the Carry On series, adding also to the lowbrow fun found in the comedy Operation Snafu (1961).

He continued to perform in the theatre limelight and peaked in roles with Katharine Hepburn in As You Like It in 1950, and with The Threepenny Opera and The Mikado, which made sturdy use of his musical talents. A writer at heart, he penned songs, musicals and plays over the years.

This English actor was born of humble, working class beginnings and became well-known for playing the same kind of blokes on both film and TV. Born William Rowbotham, he was the son of a tram driver and laundress. He knew early on that entertaining was the life for him. He worked in odd jobs as a printers apprentice and band vocalist to make do and, when he became of legal age, started playing drums in London nightclubs and toured music halls with his own cabaret act to pay for acting classes. He entertained at Butlins holiday camps and performed in repertory, joining the Unity Theatre where he attained respect as a stage producer. His career was interrupted by military service with the Royal Army Ordinance Corps and was injured in an explosion during battle training course. Returning to acting, he was taken to post-war films after notice in a play. He started making a blue-collar character name for himself in such films as Johnny in the Clouds (1945), Secret Flight (1946), When the Bough Breaks (1947), Maniacs on Wheels (1949), The Story Of Robin Hood And His Merrie Men (1952), The Square Ring (1953) and PT Raiders (1955).

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