Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Goodbye to a star

The world was a brighter place when this star was shining

22 comments:

Diane said...

I used to love him when I was a kid - my brother couldnt watch him as he used to literally wet himself laughing. xxx

Cherry Ann Art said...

I know same in our household too

Jill said...

A much loved man, thank goodness having heard about his childhood. He lived a long and fruitful life.

Are you curious about me? said...

I met him once when I was about 10 or so, we were on holiday in Hastings, from what I can remember he had a gentle voice, was very polite, a proper gentle man, and very smart. He didn't mind in the least talking to my mum with us children staring at him.

Would a famous movie star like him be that kind these days? I do hope so... I have such a lovely memory of that sunny day on Hastings seafront.

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

In our house, growing up, we all loved him and his films. I watched a biography of his life just a couple of weeks ago and was so sad to hear him talk of his childhood with tears in his eyes. He turned his life around, stuck to his principles and was a real gentleman with an incredible talent for bringing joy and laughter into our lives. He did all his own stunts in the films too, an incredible achievement!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

What a lovely memory :o)

mano said...

hello carolyn, oh, I'm so sorry, but I don't know him... but I love the videos, very funny!
:)))
thank you very much for your comment! I answered you on my blog!

Jensters said...

What lovely memories those clips bring....he will be sadly missed RIP

Micki said...

Sorry Carolyn, but I'm not familiar with him.

I wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog and for the lovely comments on my gluebook pages and challenge piece.

Jackie said...

I used to love the films when I was young.
Amazingly he came to our village about 15 years ago to support 'International Aid ', a charity started by a local lay preacher. I didn't meet him but I saw the crowds and asked what was going on.

Pom Pom said...

I enjoyed that rollicking song.

Cathy Cullis said...

our black and white British comics and actors will always be remembered... far more skill and playfulness than 'what we get now'..... x

Julia said...

It's awfully sad, I know its probably been said 100 times already, but they really don't make them like they used to, do they?

J x

artangel said...

A sad loss - I don't know anyone who didn't love Norman. This brought back very happy childhood memories of watching his films with my mum and dad!

What a lovely thing to have done in your life though - to be able to say that you made millions of people forget their troubles for a little while and laugh.

Karen Turner said...

Indeed, a sad loss - but a long, full and happy life giving joy to others is a wonderful thing. Thanks for showing me the arthouse profile/friends thing - I had no idea that existed!

Fenland Textile Studio said...

I too watched his films. It brought back memories of watching them with my Grandma who was blind and me describing the funny expression he used to make. His memory will always live on in his films

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I was so sad when I heard he had passed I away - he seemed like such a lovely man (and he reminded me of my Granddad).

Caroline said...

Oh, I didn't know that he had passed away. Thank you for posting this Carolyn - Norman Wisdom is part of my childhood memories too!

bad penny said...

Bless him x

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I am not familiar with Norman here in the states...but oh how I love the movies and the musicals of that genre! Farewell!

Itch2stitch.com said...

Very sad, a great loss. I hear that the whole of the isle of man were invited to the funeral. He was well loved. Susie xx

Menopausal musing said...

A much loved man, so incredibly funny and talented. The world is poorer for being without him.