UK Legend Ronnie Corbett, ‘Two Ronnies’ Fame Has Died At 85, Highlight Hollywood News

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Entertainer Ronnie Corbett, best known for BBC comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies.  He was  85.His publicist said,  “Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family. “They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time.”

Corbett was one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and along with Ronnie Barker, their double act was one of the most successful of the 1970s and ’80s.  Scottish-born Corbett started his career on David Frost’s satirical comedy the Frost Report in 1960.

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The entertainer had been suffering from ill-health for some time. He was in hospital in 2014 with gall bladder problems and previously collapsed at a dinner in his honor in 2012.

Following Barker’s death in 2005, Corbett continued to be regular fixture on UK TV and is perhaps best-known for his armchair “shaggy dog” sketches.

His most memorable solo projects include the sitcom Sorry! and the game show Small Talk. He most recently starred in the BBC Radio 4 sitcom When the Dog Dies.

Corbett is survived by his wife, Anne Hart, with whom he celebrated his golden wedding anniversary last year, and the couple’s two daughters, actresses Emma and Sophie Corbett.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:   BBC
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