Paul Shane

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      • 1940-06-19 in Thrybergh, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England
      • 2013-05-16

      Paul Shane (19 June 1940 – 16 May 2013) was an English comedian and actor known for his television work, in particular playing Ted Bovis in Hi-de-Hi!, a 1980s BBC sitcom. Shane was born George Frederick Speight in Thrybergh near Rotherham in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He was a miner at Silverwood Colliery until he slipped on soap in the pit-head baths in 1967, resulting in double herniated discs. He was pensioned from the pit at 27. Two years later he became a professional entertainer. He already had 10 years' experience as a part-time entertainer in pubs and clubs in south Yorkshire. He was married to Dorothy Shortt. He died on May 16, 2013 in Rotherham. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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