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TV Legends: Marty Feldman



After touring with a comedy act Marty Feldman joined radio’s comedy show Educating Archie. He formed a successful comedy writing team with Barry Took, eventually moving from radio to television with At Last The 1948 Show.

Feldman then established himself as a star performer, helped by his zany appearance, bulging eyes and generally strange manner. He was given his own BBC comedy shows, most notable Marty in the late sixties but he already had one eye on movie stardom.

Marty Feldman

Parts in a few British comedy movies especially a lead role in Every Home Should Have One alongside the pneumatic Julie Ege led to Hollywood where he found a niche in the Mel Brooks stable.

Feldman never really had the massive success in Hollywood that he deserved, he wrote and directed mega flop The Last Remake of Beau Geste in 1977 and his career completely faltered after that.

He died in 1982 aged just 49.