#394 Patti Page / Ken Dodd – 08 November 1927

Patti Page

Clara Ann Fowler (November 8, 1927 – January 1, 2013), known by her professional name Patti Page, was an American singer, one of the best-known female artists in traditional pop music. She was the best-selling female artist of the 1950s, and has sold over 100 million records.

Ken Dodd

Kenneth Arthur Dodd OBE (born 8 November 1927) is a British comedian and singer songwriter, famous for his buck teeth, frizzy hair, feather duster (or “tickling stick”), and his catchphrases, often playing on the ‘tickled’ motif, ex: “How tickled I am!”. He works mainly in the music hall tradition, although, in the past, has occasionally appeared in drama, including as Malvolio in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night on stage in Liverpool in 1971; on television in the cameo role of ‘The Tollmaster’ in the 1987 Doctor Who story Delta and the Bannermen; and as Yorick (in silent flashback) in Kenneth Branagh’s film version of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in 1996. In total he has sold more than 100 million records worldwide. In the 1960s his fame was such that he rivaled The Beatles as a household name.

Links:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patti_Page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Dodd

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