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Bernard who? : 75 years of doing just about everything

Cribbins, Bernard2020
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Bernard Cribbins's life has been an eventful one. In 1943, he left school aged fourteen and joined Oldham Repertory Company where he earned fifteen bob for a seventy-hour week. After being called up for National Service in 1946 he became a paratrooper and spent several months in Palestine being shot at. On returning home, and to the theatre, Bernard was eventually approached by George Martin, then an A&R man for Parlophone Records, who suggested he made a record. Just months away from producing The Beatles, Martin asked Bernard to come to Abbey Road Studios in north London and, after teaching him how to sing into a microphone, they eventually recorded two hit singles. These, together with appearances in films, catapulted Bernard to stardom and, by the time he started filming The Railway Children in 1970, he was already a national treasure. Seventy-five years in the making and packed with entertaining anecdotes, Bernard Who? tells the wonderful story of one of the longest and most celebrated careers in show business.
London : Constable, 2020.
v, 297 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm
Originally published: 2018.
9781472130150 (pbk)
Dewey class:
791.45028092791.45920 CRI920B CRI791.45028
LC class:
Local class:
791.45092 B.CRI
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