Free Book Online
Book Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing: The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend

Pdf

Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing: The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend

2.2 (2677)

Log in to rate this item

    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing: The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend.pdf | Language: ENGLISH

The first ever intimate portrait of Britain’s best-loved, but little known, comedy entertainer. Fully authorised, and written by Cooper’s friend and colleague John Fisher.

More than just a comedian, Tommy Cooper was a born entertainer. Working in a golden age of British comedy, Cooper stood – literally – head and shoulders above the crowd, and had a magical talent for humour that defied description.

But there was a man behind the laughter that few people saw. John Fisher was Cooper's friend and colleague and witnessed first-hand the moments of self-doubt and inadequacy that contrasted with the genial exterior. Until his tragic death on live television in 1984, Tommy Cooper lived in constant fear of the day he would be found out by his audience. He could never accept the accolades that came so thick and fast from every direction, and died to the sounds of laughter that he never really believed.

Supplementing his own intimate knowledge with material accessed for the first time from the archives of Cooper's agent and manager, Miff Ferrie, and with the full co-operation of the Cooper family, John Fisher's warm, honest and insightful writing skilfully brings alive the man behind the comedic mask in this definitive biography of a comedy legend.

John Fisher has a long and distinguished career as a TV producer working in light entertainment with such giants of comedy as Bob Monkhouse, Spike Milligan, Bruce Forsyth & Tommy Cooper. His most recent work includes Channel 4’s critically acclaimed “Heroes of Comedy”. An authority on popular entertainment, he has written many books on the subject. ‘Jus’ Like That!’, his stage celebration of Tommy’s life, was a recent West End hit. He is also a member of the Inner Magic Circle.

4.3 (4571)
  • Pdf

*An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Formats for this Ebook

PDF
Required Software Any PDF Reader, Apple Preview
Supported Devices Windows PC/PocketPC, Mac OS, Linux OS, Apple iPhone/iPod Touch.
# of Devices Unlimited
Flowing Text / Pages Pages
Printable? Yes

Book details

  • PDF | 496 pages
  • Harper; Reprint edition (May 1, 2007)
  • English
  • 7
  • Arts & Photography

Read online or download a free book: Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing: The Definitive Biography of a Comedy Legend

 

Review Text

  • By D. W. Horne on June 21, 2011

    It seems in the printed version there are photos included but they didn't make their way into the Kindle version. It would be great if the photos were at least presented online.


  • Name:
    Email*:
    The message text*: