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Subject: Comedy Actor Jack Douglas has died aged 81

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/08 at 6:04 am

Just announced on the radio, no obits online yet.

Born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, he grew up on a farm in Meriden. He worked with Tony Locke for several years and in the theatre. He then appeared in the last seven Carry On films of the original series and was famous for his "Phwaay!" catchphrase – Carry On Matron, Carry On Abroad, Carry On Girls, Carry On Dick, Carry On Behind, Carry On England, and Carry On Emmannuelle. His Carry On roles progressed from a cameo with one line of dialogue in Matron to a slightly larger but still conspicuous cameo appearance in Abroad, after which he appeared in increasingly larger supporting roles, and ultimately a leading role in Emmanuelle. During this period he also appeared in the Carry on Christmas specials in 1972, and 1973, and the Carry On Laughing television series. He was used later in the revival film Carry On Columbus (1992).

He also guest starred in The Goodies' episode Goodies in the Nick.

Subject: Re: Comedy Actor Jack Douglas has died aged 81

Written By: Philip Eno on 12/18/08 at 8:14 am

Jack Douglas dies

Carry On actor Jack Douglas, who was also known for his theatrical work in plays and pantomimes, has died aged 81.

He had been ill in recent years and died on the Isle of Wight, where he lived with his partner, Vivien Howell.

His character, Alf Ippititimus, had the catchphrase "phwaay" and appeared in eight Carry On films, two Christmas specials and a TV series.

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