Marty Feldman was born on 8 July 1934. He was an English comedy writer, comedian and actor.
Biography and Career
Marty Feldman was born in the East End of London. He was a son of Jewish immigrants from Kiev. After his school he used to work at the Dreamland fun fair in Margate. As per his talent and interest at the age of 20 he decided to become a comedian.
In 1954, Marty Feldman formed a writing partnership with Barry Took and wrote situation comedies for British television, they such as The Army Game, Bootsie and Snudge and the BBC radio show Round the Horne. This put Feldman and Barry Took in the front rank of comedy writers.
Feldman's first screen performance was in the television sketch comedy series At Last the 1948 Show. In 1967, Feldman's character in sketch was
harassed a patient shop assistant for a series of fictitious books, achieving success with Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying. The sketch was revived as part of the Monty Python stage show and on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album.
Along with Cleese, Graham Chapman and Brooke-Taylor, Feldman become co-author, of the Four Yorkshiremen sketch which was also written for At Last the 1948 Show. The Four Yorkshiremen sketch was performed during Amnesty International concerts. Feldman was also script editor on The Frost Report with future members of Monty Python.
In 1976, Feldman worked for Italian cinema, starring with Barbara Bouchet in 40 gradi all'ombra del lenzuolo, means Sex with a Smile. It was a sex comedy.
Martin Feldman also was featured in The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother and Mel Brooks' Silent Movie, as well as directing and starring in The Last Remake of Beau Geste.
In 1959, Feldman married Lauretta Sullivan and they remained married until his death in 1982.
Birth Name: Martin Alan Feldman
Birth: 8 July 1934
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