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London Borough of Camden in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Kenneth Williams

 
 
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By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
1. Kenneth Williams Marker
Inscription.
Kenneth
Williams

1926-1988
Comic Actor
lived here
1935-1956

 
Erected 2009 by Marchmont Association, the Heritage Foundation.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Marchmont Association Plaques marker series.
 
Location. 51° 31.508′ N, 0° 7.523′ W. Marker is in London Borough of Camden, England, in Greater London County. Marker is on Marchmont Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 57 Marchmont Street, London Borough of Camden, England WC1N 1AP, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emlyn Williams (a few steps from this marker); William Empson (a few steps from this marker); William Reeve (a few steps from this marker); Welcome to the Marchmont Community Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Mark Ashton (within shouting distance of this marker); John Skinner Prout (within shouting distance of this marker); William Henry Hunt (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Fort (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in London Borough of Camden.
 
More about this marker. The Marchmont Association
Kenneth Williams Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, March 16, 2018
2. Kenneth Williams Marker - wide view
website indicates that this plaque was unveiled on October 11, 2009, and was the first such plaque that the Association had installed.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kenneth Williams (Wikipedia). "Kenneth Charles Williams (22 February 1926 – 15 April 1988) was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist. He was one of the main ensemble in 26 of the 31 Carry On films, and appeared in many British television programmes and radio comedies, including series with Tony Hancock and Kenneth Horne....Williams grew up in Central London in a working class family. He served in the Royal Engineers during World War II, where he first became interested in becoming an entertainer. After a short spell in repertory theatre as a serious actor, he turned to comedy and achieved national fame in Hancock's Half Hour, appearing throughout the radio series' run. He sustained continued success throughout the 1960s and '70s with his regular appearances in Carry On films, and subsequently kept himself in the public eye with chat shows and other television work....Though Williams was fondly regarded in the entertainment industry, he suffered from depression and found it hard to come to terms with his homosexuality, leading to his death in 1988 after an overdose. He kept a series of diaries throughout his life that achieved posthumous acclaim." (Submitted on July 20, 2018.) 

2. Kenneth Williams...Excellent Chat Show Appearance From 1980 (YouTube, 9 min.). (Submitted on July 20, 2018.)
 
Additional keywords. Kings Cross
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
 
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