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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
14th August 1948 The first Summer Olympics to be held since 1936, were closed in London.
14th August 1941 Josef Jakobs, German spy, executed in Tower of London
14th August 1903 Born today: Ronald Stewart, CEO (London Brick Co)
14th August 1867 Forsyte Saga author John Galsworthy was born in Kingston Upon Thames.
14th August 1802 Poet and novelist Letitia Elizabeth Landon (LEL) was born in Chelsea, London.
Bernard Bresslaw died here.
This is where giant comedy legend Bernard Bresslaw passed away.
Location: Dressing Rooms, Open Air Theatre, Regents Park
Description: Tall actor Bernard Bresslaw from The Army Game and Carry On films collapsed and died here (11th June 1993) in his dressing room where he was about to play Grumio in the New Shakespeare Company's production of Taming of the Shrew.
It happened the day after the death of fellow comedy performer Les Dawson.
Tagged in this Tour: Carry On in London Tour