Castle, Roy

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Castle, Roy Gender: M
born on 31 August 1932 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Huddersfield, England, 53n39, 1w47
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Clifford
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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."

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  • 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)
  • Work : Contracts, agreements 4 June 1990 (Signed by San Diego Padres)
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  • Health : Decumbiture 19 January 1992 (First became ill)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis 17 March 1992 (Diagnosed lung cancer)
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  • Health : End remission November 1993 (Left remission, metastasis)
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  • Death by Disease 2 September 1994 (Cancer, age 62 plus two days)
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Source Notes

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)