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Larry Grayson was born 31st August 1923 as William Sulley White. He was an English comedian and television presenter who became a household name in the 1970s and early 1980s when he was chosen to host the long-running BBC Saturday night hit series 'The Generation Game'.

 

He also took his camp humour, famous chair and comedy stories about 'Slack Alice' and 'Everard' to many theatres around the UK as both one-night tours and summer / Christmas seasons in many of the UK's most famous holiday resorts.

 

This image was taken at the height of his touring fame in 1974.

 

His final public appearance was on 3rd December 1994 at the Rpyal Variety Performance in London.

 

A few weeks later on New Year's Eve 1994 he was rushed to hospital suffering from a perforated appendix. He died a week later on 7th January 1995 aged 71.

 

 

LARRY GRAYSON

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