no more norman

I wrote a post about Norman Wisdom back on 18 Jan 2008 after watching aTV programme about how his family was being affected by his creeping dementia. It was funny, sad and poignant…. and the programme wasn’t bad too. Only joking Mr Grimsdale. Upon hearing the news this morning that Norman had passed away after a series of strokes I had another read of the posting and I think it stands up OK.  I always found old Norm to be more annoying than amusing but compared to some members of his family he was grace personified. Check on the search facility on the home page if you fancy another read.

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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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