Can we really know what made the Romans laugh? Frankie Howerd in Up Pompeii (1973)
Frankie Howerd Francis Alick "Frankie" Howerd OBE (6 March 1917, York – 19 April 1992) was an English comedian and comic actor whose career, described by fellow comedian Barry Cryer as "a series of comebacks", spanned six decades. A tortured genius could never reconcile to being gay, was complicated and difficult but loved by millions.
Frankie Howerd in Carry on Doctor: hospitals have been told to make patients' lives more stimulating. Photograph: Allstar
Radio Times, January 1954 (Billy Ternent and Frankie Howerd)
BBC Four - Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me
Frankie Howerd tries one of the first Skateboards in the uk, circa 1963