January 2, 2017


Bill Owen [Bill Rowbotham] (1914-1999) b. London, England.

Bill Owen

British character actor who started in show business as a holiday camp entertainer, he turned to acting in films after World War II as forthright cockney types and created a series of real-life people. Stamped with the brightness of his own personality, he was almost elevated to stardom in the mid 1950s as very much a part of the British cinema. Later he became an integral part of the popular TV comedy series Last of the Summer Wine.

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