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      Norman Wisdom

      Norman Wisdom

      Highest Rated: 67% The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

      Lowest Rated: 67% The Night They Raided Minsky's (1968)

      Birthday: Feb 4, 1915

      Birthplace: London, England, UK

      Despite having become one of the England's most beloved movie comedians, Norman Wisdom did not initially plan on pursuing an entertainment career--in fact, it was none other than the military that sparked his interest in performance. Born and raised in London, Wisdom joined the army at an early age. While stationed abroad, Wisdom began acting in military stage productions and quickly discovered that he had both a talent and affinity for the work. Following World War II, he scored his first job in entertainment, playing the "straight man" to a magician. During this period, he developed what would become his trademark look and character: a rumpled, put-upon Everyman. He dubbed this persona Norman Pitkin and performed under its influence in several of his more popular films. Wisdom climbed to stardom in the 1950s in a series of comedies including 1953's "Trouble in Store" and 1959's "The Square Peg." In these crowd-pleasing efforts, Wisdom generally played a man struggling to cope in menial jobs overseen by incapable, arrogant, or stupid bosses. Endearingly popular throughout the course of his long, six-decade career, Wisdom worked steadily until his death at the ripe old age of 95.

      Highest rated movies

      67% The Night They Raided Minsky's

      Photos

      THE GIRL ON THE BOAT, Norman Wisdom, 1961 TROUBLE IN STORE, Norman Wisdom, 1953 THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S, Norman Wisdom (right), 1968 THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S, Jason Robards, Norman Wisdom, 1968 THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S, Norman Wisdom, 1968 TROUBLE IN STORE, from left: Margaret Rutherford, Norman Wisdom, 1953 troubleinstore1953-fsct01(troubleinstore1953-fsct01) THE GIRL ON THE BOAT, Norman Wisdom, 1961 THE GIRL ON THE BOAT, from left: Georgina Cookson, Norman Wisdom, 1961 THE GIRL ON THE BOAT, Norman Wisdom, 1961 TROUBLE IN STORE, from left: Lana Morris, Norman Wisdom, 1953 troubleinstore1953-fsct04(troubleinstore1953-fsct04) THE NIGHT THEY RAIDED MINSKY'S, Jason Robards, Denholm Elliott, Norman Wisdom, 1968 TROUBLE IN STORE, Norman Wisdom (center, leaning at the bar), 1953 troubleinstore1953-fsct02(troubleinstore1953-fsct02) TROUBLE IN STORE, from left: Lana Morris, Derek Bond, Norman Wisdom (holding radio), 1953 troubleinstore1953-fsct06(troubleinstore1953-fsct06) TROUBLE IN STORE, from left: Joan Ingram, Norman Wisdom, 1953 troubleinstore1953-fsct03(troubleinstore1953-fsct03) TROUBLE IN STORE, from left: Lana Morris, Norman Wisdom, 1953 troubleinstore1953-fsct05(troubleinstore1953-fsct05)

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 40% Double X: The Name of the Game Arthur Clutten/Maurice Rigby (Character) - 1992
      No Score Yet 18% What's Good for the Goose Unknown (Character),
      Writer
      - 1969
      67% 44% The Night They Raided Minsky's Chick Williams (Character) - 1968
      No Score Yet 49% Press for Time Norman Shields (Character),
      Writer
      - 1966
      No Score Yet 83% The Early Bird Norman Pitkin (Character),
      Screenwriter
      - 1965
      No Score Yet 76% A Stitch in Time Norman Pitkin (Character) - 1963
      No Score Yet 78% On the Beat Norman Pitkin/Giulio Napolitani (Character) - 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Girl on the Boat Sam Marlowe (Character) - 1961
      No Score Yet 65% The Bulldog Breed Norman Puckle (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet No Score Yet There Was a Crooked Man Davy Cooper (Character) - 1960
      No Score Yet 57% Follow a Star Norman Truscott (Character) - 1959
      No Score Yet 62% The Square Peg Norman Pitkin/General Schreiber (Character),
      Writer
      - 1958
      No Score Yet 48% Just My Luck Norman Hackett (Character) - 1957
      No Score Yet 52% Up in the World Norman (Character) - 1956
      No Score Yet 60% Man of the Moment Norman (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 63% One Good Turn Norman (Character) - 1955
      No Score Yet 71% Trouble in Store Norman (Character) - 1953
      No Score Yet No Score Yet A Date With a Dream Shadow Boxer (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Last Detective Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Last of the Summer Wine Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Heroes of Comedy Unknown (Character) 1999