#566 Les Dawson / Glynn Edwards – 2 February 1931

Les Dawson

Leslie “Les” Dawson (2 February 1931 – 10 June 1993) was a popular English comedian remembered for his deadpan style, curmudgeonly persona and jokes about his mother-in-law and wife. Dawson starred in a radio sketch show Listen to Les, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in the 1970s and 1980s. Television series in which he appeared included Sez Les for Yorkshire Television, The Dawson Watch for the BBC, written by Andy Hamilton and Terry Ravenscroft, The Les Dawson Show, written by Terry Ravenscroft, Dawson’s WeeklyJoker’s Wild (1969–73) and the quiz show Blankety Blank, which he presented for some years.

Glynn Edwards

Glynn Edwards (born 2 February 1931) is a British actor. He is best known for his role as Dave ‘the barman’ Harris, owner of the Winchester Club in 10 series of ITV drama Minder. He has appeared in numerous TV shows such as Public EyeSome Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘EmDixon of Dock GreenMan About the HouseSoftly, Softly and The Saint to name a few. His most notable film appearances were in RobberyZulu and Get Carter.


Also born on this day:
Hans Rampf was a German ice hockey player.
Walter Burkert is a German scholar of Greek mythology and cult
Maria Gusakova was a former Soviet cross country skier
Gilbert Desmet nicknamed Smetje van Lichtervelde, is a retired Belgian cyclist
Ladislav Čepčianský is a Czechoslovak sprint canoer
Bryan Vaughan is a former Australian politician.
Jaroslav Weigel is a Czech actor, writer and painter.
Bill Rowe was a British sound engineer
Ted Tappe was an American professional baseball player
Dries van Agt is a retired Dutch politician
John Paul Harney is a professor and former Canadian politician

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