Lyttelton, Humphrey

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Lyttelton, Humphrey Gender: M
born on 23 May 1921 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Windsor, England, 51n29, 0w38
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Taglilatelo
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 01°33' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°53 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 02°26'


British musician, a jazz trumpeter and band leader. In the last 36 years of his life, Lyttelton was known for his sharp dry wit (sometimes risque at a time when risque humor was rarely heard) and his sense of comic timing on the zany radio program, "I'm sorry I Haven't a Clue."

Lyttelton's father was a teacher at Eton College; rather than following his dad into academia, he followed his love for jazz. A private person, he took great pains to keep personal details quiet. His obituary reported that he only told three stories about himself: the first story detailed his experience playing hookey at school. The other two were about his experiences in WWII, but were tinged with humor in the telling.

In 1948 he married Patricia Braithwaite; the union ended in divorce after producing one daughter. His 1952 marriage to Jill Richardson ended with her death in 2006. They had three children together.

He died in late April 25, 2008 in England.


  • Death, Cause unspecified 25 April 2008 (Age 86)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1948 (Patricia Braithwaite)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1952 (Jill Richardson)
  • Death of Mate 2006 (Richardson)

Source Notes

David Hamblin quotes Lyttelton quoting his birth data on a televised extract of a radio program: ""If, at seven in the morning on 23rd May 1921, I'd known that 86 years later I'd be sitting here chairing this ridiculous program, I'd have crawled back into the womb". Hamblin adds that The Cambridge Encyclopedia gives his place of birth as Windsor, England.


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Jazz
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Radio/ D.J./ Announcer
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Two)