Spike Milligan Biography

Sir Spike Terence Alan Milligan KBE, was a comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor of Irish parentage and dual Irish and British nationality. His early life was spent in India, where he was born but the majority of his working life was spent in the United Kingdom. He disliked his first name and began to call himself Spike, after hearing a band on Radio Luxembourg called Spike Jones and the City Slickers.

He claimed his right to Irish citizenship, after the British government declared him stateless. He was the co-creator, main writer and a principal cast member of The Goon Show, performing a range of roles including the popular Eccles and Minnie Bannister characters.

Milligan wrote and edited many books, including Puckoon and his seven-volume autobiographical account of his time serving during the Second World War, beginning with Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall. He is also noted as a popular writer of comical verse; much of his poetry was written for children, including Silly Verse for Kids. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Spike Milligan
Full Name:
Terence Alan Milligan
Nationality:
Republic of Ireland
Profession:
Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian, Writer, Musician, Poet, Playwright, Soldier
Date of Birth:
April 16, 1918
Astrological Sign:
Aries
Date of Death:
February 27, 2002
Age at Death:
83
Cause of Death:
Renal failure
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