Marty Feldman

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The biographer Robert Ross treats us to an illustrated portait of Marty Feldman, the architect of British comedy. Regarded by John Cleese as 'a true cultural icon', Feldman paved the way for Monty Python, before going on to become a Hollywood star. For this evening's presentation, Ross draws upon his extensive research and interviews with Marty's friends and family and also from material Feldman taped in preparation for the autobiography he never wrote. From Feldman's youth as a tramp on the streets of London, to the height of his fame in America – where he encountered everyone from Orson Welles to Kermit the Frog, before his Hollywood dream became a nightmare – Ross tells the fascinating story of a key figure in the history of comedy.


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