Manning, Bernard

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Manning, Bernard Gender: M
born on 13 August 1930 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Manchester, England, 53n30, 2w15
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°39' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 29°59 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 06°03'

Bernard Manning
photo: Original uploader was Ianmacm at en.wikipedia, license gfdl


British stand-up comic known as being abusive, racist and crude…but hilarious as seen by his immense popularity at clubs all over the UK. He has, nonetheless, been banned from national television.

After serving in the Army in 1948-1949, Manning began his professional career as a singer, first with the Oscar Raven Dance Band in London. Fat and always a heavy drinker, he soon branched out and began performing his comedic routine, using his natural cynicism and scathing wit to attract a wide fan following. In his act, which has remained basically unchanged over the years, he appears to be the ultimate misanthrope, without a good word for anyone, and many consider him to be the funniest man in Britain. With Michael Ginley, he co-authored a book, "The Bernard Manning Blue Joke," 1981.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Social : Joined group 1948 (Two years in the Army)

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford quotes Jonathan Margolis for Manning's biography, given in British Entertainers, Flare Publications 1997. David Fisher quotes Marjorie Orr, from Manning for 6:00 AM

(Some years ago he gave his data to astrologer Marjorie Orr with the same data and place but for 6:00 AM.)


  • Traits : Body : Weight (Heavy)
  • Traits : Personality : Bigot (Racist)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty (Vulgar, crude, abrasive)
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol (Heavy drinker)
  • Lifestyle : Work : Loss of job (Banned from TV performances)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Comedy (Stand-up comic)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc. (Initially)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Co-authored)