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Description - Crying With Laughter by Bob Monkhouse

This is Bob Monkhouse's classic autobiography. One of Britain's most successful and enduring comedians tells us in his own inimitable style the fascinating and often hilarious story of his life. From disclosures of very painful personal tragedies to extraordinary and uproarious anecdotes about the stars he knew, his confessions are blisteringly honest, touching - and often shocking. Crying With Laughter combines heartache with hilarity, sexy showbiz revelations with genuinely moving tales of the hard times, to create a passionate, witty and sparkling account of an extraordinary man's extraordinary life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099255819
ISBN-10: 0099255812
Format: Paperback
(178mm x 110mm x 23mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 7-Jul-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bob Monkhouse

Bob Monkhouse was one of Britain's most enduring performers, with a career spanning more than half a century. . His started his broadcasting career on radio in 1949, and worked as a stand-up comic - but hit the big time as a gag writer with partner, Denis Goodwin. They wrote jokes for the likes of Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. Much of Monkhouse's later fame stemmed from game shows, hosting the likes of The Golden Shot, Celebrity Squares, Family Fortune including The $64,000 Question, Opportunity Knocks and more. He was also awarded the OBE in 1993, and in 1995 he won a lifetime achievement award at the British Comedy Awards. He died after losing his battle with cancer in December 2003.

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