Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
- There are a total of 10 general entries.
Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
Live At Her Majesty's. Tommy died on 15th April 1984 of a heart attack live on television which was viewed by millions. Everyone today remembers the day they saw Tommy die. Many people didn't think it was serious and thought it was part of his act.
Statue. A statue was unveiled on 23rd February 2008 by Sir Anthony Hopkins who is also Welsh. A red nose was placed on it to celebrate Red Nose Day 2009 but it was stolen.
Jerome Flynn. Jerome Flynn's tribute show has toured with the name 'Just Like That'. It has since discontinued touring.
Heart Attack. Tommy suffered his first heart attack in 1977 which forced him to quit smoking his beloved cigars. He smoked 40 a day and suffered from chronic indigestion, lumbago, sciataca and severe circulation problems in both legs.
Just Like That. Many people have remembered Tommy for one thing, his memorable catchphrase which is listed as one of the "50 Most Memorable Catchphrases" according to Channel 4 in the UK. Many comedians regard this as a classic catchphrase.
Dove. Gwen and Tommy were married until the day he died. They had two children together, Thomas and Vicky.
New To You. Tommy made his TV debut on the BBC's show 'New To You' in 1948. His television career lasted until his death.
During a sketch he forgot his pith helmet and borrowed a waiter's fez. Tommy was in Egypt with the army and during a sketch he forgot his pith helmet. He grabbed a passing waiter's fez and got laughs from it and so it stayed with him until he died. Tommy was always recognised as wearing a fez.
Army. Tommy was spent his national service as a trooper in the Royal Horse Guards regiment in 1940. He was demobbed in 1947.
Caerphilly, Wales. Tommy was born in Caerphilly, Wales on 19th March 1921. His family moved to England when he was three.