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Kenneth Connor

Kenneth Connor, MBE (6 June 1916 – 28 November 1993) was a British comedy film and TV actor, best known for the Carry On films.

Born the son of a naval officer in London, England, Connor first appeared on the stage at the age of 2 and by 11 had his own act. After periods at drama school and the army, he returned to the stage, but found success in radio comedy. He had a small role in The Ladykillers (1955).

In 1958 he was cast in the first Carry On film, Carry On Sergeant. He became one of the key regulars of the series, initially being cast as a romantic lead, appearing in 17 of the 29 original films. He was married to the Carry On actress Dilys Laye, until their divorce, and his son Jeremy Connor appeared in four of the series. In contrast with some of his Carry On co-stars, Connor found further success in television after the series ended, appearing in the children's show Rentaghost (1983–1984), as Monsieur Alphonse in 'Allo 'Allo! (1984–1992) and Hi De Hi (1986–1988). He also made a memorable cameo in an episode of Blackadder the Third in 1987, alongside fellow veteran comic star Hugh Paddick.

He was in over fifty movies and received an MBE in 1991. Connor died of cancer in London in 1993, and was survived by his wife Margaret.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2006.

Kenneth Connor Facts

BirthdayJune 6, 1916
BirthplaceLondon, England, United Kingdom
Date of deathNovember 28, 1993 (London, England, United Kingdom, age 77)

Selected Filmography

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