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BS: Obit-comedy writer Dick Vosburgh

Flash Company 23 Apr 07 - 09:59 AM
John MacKenzie 23 Apr 07 - 12:07 PM
GUEST,Sapper doing the OHLE in Scotland 24 Apr 07 - 08:31 AM
Roger the Skiffler 24 Apr 07 - 12:07 PM
Stilly River Sage 25 Apr 07 - 10:39 AM
GUEST,Nicholas Waller 25 Apr 07 - 10:55 AM

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Subject: BS: Obit-Dick Vosburgh
From: Flash Company
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 09:59 AM

Comedy writer with a long association with Frank Muir, The Two Ronnies and the Pythons. Also responsible for at least one show which transferred to Broadway.
Died aged 77.
Although capable of writing the kind of bawdy humour used in the 'Carry On' films and by Frankie Howerd, he was a very witty man, described by a fellow writer as 'Rather like Dorothy Parker with a beard'.
Survived by his wife Beryl, to whom he was married for 53 years.
R.I.P.

FC


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit-Dick Vosburgh
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 23 Apr 07 - 12:07 PM

Very funny man, who said Americans aren't funny?
Met him in a lift at LWT many moons ago, funny, and tall too!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit-Dick Vosburgh
From: GUEST,Sapper doing the OHLE in Scotland
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 08:31 AM

Will miss his voice and dry humour off Radio 4. Lovely person to listen to.


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit-Dick Vosburgh
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 24 Apr 07 - 12:07 PM

Always remember his "lousy links" to songs- still a family saying.

RtS


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit-comedy writer Dick Vosburgh
From: Stilly River Sage
Date: 25 Apr 07 - 10:39 AM

Does anyone have a link to some of his work? Did he work mostly in the UK?


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit-comedy writer Dick Vosburgh
From: GUEST,Nicholas Waller
Date: 25 Apr 07 - 10:55 AM

http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/talent/v/vosburgh_dick.shtml has a linked list of programmes he worked on, though not samples per se I don't think.

From the obit in The Times today, he came to the UK in the late 40s to go to drama college (RADA) and just stayed, essentially.
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/obituaries/article1700940.ece


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