Connolly, Billy

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Name
Connolly, Billy Gender: M
William Connolly
born on 24 November 1942 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 01°13' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°39 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 13°45'



Billy Connolly
photo: Original uploader was Dudesleeper at en.wikipedia, license cc-by-2.5

Biography

Scottish actor and comedian. Originally an anarchic folk singer, Billy was too eccentric and outrageous with his humor to be acceptable on TV. When he appeared on "The Great Northern Welly Boot Show" at the Edinburgh Festival, August 1972, he established himself as an up-and-coming comic.

He aired his own show in 1976, the same year that he played in a BBC play, "The Elephant's Graveyard." Called "the big Yin," Connolly became one of Britain's leading comedians. He was showcased in the U.S. in a short-lived series. On the 3/08/1997 debut, he showed his versatility in "Deacon Brodie," a drama based on the true story of a notorious criminal.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Buchan, Tom (born 19 June 1931). Notes: "The Great Northern Welly Boot Show"
  • associate relationship with Dench, Judi (born 9 December 1934). Notes: Co-star in Mrs Brown
  • associate relationship with Rafferty, Gerry (born 16 April 1947). Notes: Bandmates in The Humblebums

Events

  • Work : Gain social status August 1972 (Up-and-coming comedian)
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  • Work : Gain social status 8 March 1997 (Debut of drama)
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Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Gerard for B.C. given in British Entertainers, 1997

(Formerly, David Fisher quoted Mischa Bagley "from him when accosted on the street" for 5:00 PM.)

On 22 September 2013 in a BCC radio 4 show he said "6pm on the linoleum of a third floor Glasgow flat", as reported by Mary English on the forum.

Categories

  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy