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Alfred Hawthorn Hill says Benny Hill is a British comedian actor and singer born on January 21, 1924 in Southampton and died April 20, 1992 in Teddington. He is best known for his show The Benny Hill Show , aired in Britain from 1955 to 1989 and in France from 1980 to the year 2000 on FR3 then France 3.
Alfred Hawthorn Hill was born in 1924 in Southampton, where he and his brother attended Taunton College. During the Second World War, Alfred, who is nicknamed "Alfie", was sent to the Bournemouth School. After completing his studies, he found work as a slag in Eastleigh, then as a bridge operator, driver and eventually put a foot in the entertainment industry by becoming assistant director.
With the theater in mind, he chose to change his name to Benny, in tribute to his favorite comedian, Jack Benny. He is auditioned for the Soho Windmill Theater, known for Revudeville, a popular show mixing singers, comedians and nude girls, but he is not engaged. He landed his first role in Reg Varney's Straight man, instead of Peter Sellers, then unknown.