|born on||31 August 1932 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )|
|Place||Huddersfield, England, 53n39, 1w47|
|Timezone||GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)|
|Astrology data||08°03' 06°27 Asc. 17°32'|
British entertainer and actor in show business since 1953, mostly television. With a companionable and uncomplicated personality, he had his own show, "The Roy Castle Show" from 1961. He was a singer, dancer, instrumentalist and actor, admired for his sense of fun and his dedication. In 1972 he began the long-running series "Record Breakers" with Norris and Ross McWhirter.
He married in 1963; he and his wife had four kids. During 1974, his wife had a severe depression and he himself spent several years drinking heavily.
Castle first became ill on 1/19/1992 and was diagnosed with lung cancer on 3/17/1992. After treatment, he was declared in remission by June. He became an active campaigner against the dangers of passive smoke as he had spent years in smoke-filled clubs when he was a trumpet-player. In November 1993 the disease returned and developed rapidly in the following six months. That summer he participated in a Tour of Hope that raised some 12 million pounds for a new cancer center. He died of cancer on 9/02/1994. His autobiography was published posthumously by Robson Books in 1994, "Now and Then, An Autobiography."
- Work : New Career 1953 (Began in TV)
- Work : Begin Major Project 1961 (Started his own TV show)
- Work : Gain social status 1988 (Member of U.S. Olympic baseball team)
Frank C. Clifford quotes Marjorie Orr, from him, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997
- Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung, terminal)
- Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Heavy drinking in late '70s)
- Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One, lasting)
- Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
- Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV host/ Personality (His own entertainment show)
- Vocation : Entertainment : TV series/ Soap star (Record Breakers)
- Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social (Campaigned against cigarettes)