Main Page | See live article | Alphabetical index

Morecambe and Wise

Morecambe and Wise was a famous British comic double-act comprising Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. It lasted four decades, until Morecambe died in 1984.

The two joined forces in 1941, and they became one of Britain's greatest comedy acts. They made their name in radio, transferring to television in 1955. They had a series of shows over twenty years on both ITV and BBC. In 1976, they were both awarded the OBE.