Spike Milligan





Spike Milligan

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born
in Ahmednagar, India
April 16, 1918

died
February 27, 2002

gender
male

genre

influences


About this author

Terence Alan Patrick Seán Milligan, known as Spike, was a comedian, writer and musician. He was of Irish descent, but spent most of his childhood in India and lived most of his later life in England, moving to Australia after retirement. He is famous for his work in The Goon Show, children's poetry and a series of comical autobiographical novels about his experiences serving in the British Army in WWII. Spike Milligan suffered from bipolar disorder, which led to depression and frequent breakdowns, but he will be remembered as a comic genius. His tombstone reads 'I told you I was ill' in Gaelic.


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“Said Hamlet to Ophelia,
I'll draw a sketch of thee.
What kind of pencil shall I use?
2B or not 2B?”
Spike Milligan

“Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.”
Spike Milligan

“Money can't buy you friends, but you do get a better class of enemy. ”
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