Person:Alfred Hill (10)

m. 1921
  1. Leonard Ernest Hill1922 - 1990
  2. Alfred Hawthorne Hill1924 - 1992
  3. Diane Helen Hill1933 - 1984
Facts and Events
Name[1] Alfred Hawthorne Hill
Unknown[1] Benny Hill
Gender Male
Alt Birth[5] 21 Jan 1924
Birth[1][2] 25 Jan 1924 Southampton, Hampshire, England
Alt Birth[3] 21 Jan 1925 England
Occupation[3] 1969-1989 Thames Television star, Benny Hill Show
Death[1][5] 20 Apr 1992 Richmond upon Thames London Borough, Greater London, England
Occupation[1] English comedian and actor
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
    September 2004.

    Hill, Alfred Hawthorne [Benny] (1924–1992), comedian, was born in Southampton on 25 January 1924, the younger son and second of three children of Alfred Hill (d. 1971), a former circus performer and the manager of a surgical appliance shop in Southampton

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    “Benny Hill.” 2005, June. doi:Hill, Benny (Current Biography (Bio Ref Bank), 1992); Hill, Benny (Current Biography (Bio Ref Bank), 1983).

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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 No Image
    Text-only collection
    Name: Alfred Hawthorne Hill
    [Benny Hill ]
    Death Age: 68
    Birth Date: 21 Jan 1924
    Registration Date: Apr 1992
    Registration district: Richmond Upon Thames
    Inferred County: Greater London
    Volume: 14
    Page: 1352
    Source Information England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc., 2007.

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    Benny Hill
    Birth: 21 Jan 1924 Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
    Death: 20 Apr 1992 (aged 68) Teddington, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
    Burial: Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England
    Memorial #: 481
    Bio: Actor, Comedian. He is best remembered for his comic sketch program "The Benny Hill Show," which ran on television from 1955 to 1989. Born Alfred Hawthorn Hill in Southampton, England, where his grandfather introduced him to Burlesque Shows and the comic world of theater, both his father and uncle were circus clowns, performing until they left for military service during World War I. During World War II, he served in the British Army, and after his discharge in 1945, he came to London, where he began appearing in variety shows. He adopted the stage name "Benny Hill", in honor of his favorite comedian, Jack Benny. He did radio shows and briefly formed a duo with Reg Varney, but it was his talent for comic timing and for impressions that got him his first break on television with the show, "Hi There" in 1949. Given his own show in 1955, it was considered a pioneer in its day, with humor, songs and impressions that kept it popular for the next 34 years. He also made cameo appearances in motion pictures such as "The Italian Job" (1969), "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (1968), and "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines" (1965). In 1979, The "Benny Hill Show" was shown on television in the United States, where it became an immediate hit. After the show was dropped in 1989, he completed a television special in 1992, shortly before his death to a heart attack. He was reported to have died while sitting in his favorite chair, watching television, at his home in Teddington, England. At the time of his death, and despite his wealth and success, he never owned a car, did his own shopping, and lived in a modest, two-room apartment. After his death, his many honors and awards were found in a large cardboard box, as if they were unimportant to him. His estate was worth over 10 million pounds (about 15 million United States Dollars), which he had left to his parents (he was never married), but as they had passed away earlier, the estate was divided equally among his seven nieces and nephews.
    Family Members
    Alfred Hawthorne Hill 1893-1972
    Helen Florence Cave Hill 1894-1976
    Maintained by: Find A Grave
    Added: 31 Dec 2000
    Citation: Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 11 April 2019), memorial page for Benny Hill (21 Jan 1924–20 Apr 1992), Find A Grave Memorial no. 481, citing Hollybrook Cemetery, Southampton, Southampton Unitary Authority, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

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    1939 England and Wales Register
    Name: alfred H Hill
    Gender: Male
    Marital status: Single
    Birth Date: 21 Jan 1924
    Residence Year: 1939
    Address: 135
    Residence Place: Bournemouth, Hampshire, England
    Occupation: At School
    Schedule Number: 260
    Sub Schedule Number: 3
    Enumeration District: EAAH
    Registration district: 94/1
    Household Members:
    John B Ring
    Florence M Ring
    alfred H Hill

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    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995
    Name: Alfred Hawthorne Hill
    [Benny Hill]
    Death Date: 20 Apr 1992
    Death Place: Twickenham Teddington Middx
    Probate Date: 5 Jun 1992
    Probate Registry: London
    Source Information England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

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    England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007

    View England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Alfred H Hill
    Registration Date: Jan 1924
    [Feb 1924]
    [Mar 1924]
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration district: Southampton
    Inferred County: Hampshire
    Mother's Maiden Name: Cave
    Volume Number: 2c
    Page Number: 52
    Source Citation
    General Register Office; United Kingdom; Reference: Volume 2c, Page 52