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Sykes, Eric (1923–2012), actor, comedian, and writer

Frances Gray

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/105345

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Sykes, Eric (1923–2012), actor, comedian, and writer, was born on 4 May 1923 at 238 Henshaw Street, Oldham, Lancashire, the second son of Vernon Sykes (1900–1975), a cotton mule spinner, and his wife, Harriet, née Stacey (1900–1923), who died in childbirth. He would always be energized by a sense of his mother's presence, but her day-to-day absence left him 'a non-paying lodger … free to live in the fantasy world in my head' (...

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Subjects: Performing Arts ; Radio ; Film ; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Television

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