norman wisdom

How ironic and sad that a man called Wisdom should end up with creeping dementia. Did you see the TV programme ‘The Secret Life of Norman Wisdom aged 92 and three-quarters’? It was really quite poignant. Norman Wisdom is the TV and film star from the 50’s/60’s who portrayed the irrepressible but hapless Pitkin employed by the rather tyrannical Mr Grimsdale! Weirdly he subsequently became a major star in Albania because his early films were the only ones from the capitalist and corrupt West deemed suitable for screening in the former Communist state and most backward country in Europe. Anyway he has lived for many years in the Isle of Man and been cared for by his former PA over much of that time as his son and daughter led their own lives in mainland England.

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