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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
20th October 1968 Comedian Bud Flanagan died in Kingston, London, aged 72.
20th October 1953 Actor Sir John Gielgud was arrested for cruising in a public lavatory.
20th October 1904 Born today: Anna Neagle, London Engld, actress (London Melody, Nurse Edith Cavell)
20th October 1862 Murderer Catherine Wilson hanged at Newgate Gaol, the last woman hanged in public in Britain.
20th October 1822 1st edition of London Sunday Times
20th October 1714 The Coronation of George I in Westminster Abbey.
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