Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing
The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend
By (author) John Fisher
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Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing by John Fisher
Book DescriptionThe first ever intimate portrait of Britain's best-loved, but little known, comedy entertainer. Fully authorised, and written by Cooper's friend and colleague John Fisher. More than just a comedian, Tommy Cooper was a born entertainer. Working in a golden age of British comedy, Cooper stood - literally - head and shoulders above the crowd, and had a magical talent for humour that defied description. But there was a man behind the laughter that few people saw. John Fisher was Cooper's friend and colleague and witnessed first-hand the moments of self-doubt and inadequacy that contrasted with the genial exterior. Until his tragic death on live television in 1984, Tommy Cooper lived in constant fear of the day he would be found out by his audience. He could never accept the accolades that came so thick and fast from every direction, and died to the sounds of laughter that he never really believed. Supplementing his own intimate knowledge with material accessed for the first time from the archives of Cooper's agent and manager, Miff Ferrie, and with the full co-operation of the Cooper family, John Fisher's warm, honest and insightful writing skilfully brings alive the man behind the comedic mask in this definitive biography of a comedy legend.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780007215119
(197mm x 130mm x 38mm)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 1-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - John Fisher
John Fisher has a long and distinguished career as a TV producer working in light entertainment with such giants of comedy as Bob Monkhouse, Spike Milligan, Bruce Forsyth & Tommy Cooper. His most recent work includes Channel 4's critically acclaimed "Heroes of Comedy". An authority on popular entertainment, he has written many books on the subject. 'Jus' Like That!', his stage celebration of Tommy's life, was a recent West End hit. He is also a member of the Inner Magic Circle.
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