RIP Sir Norman Wisdom
Posted on October 5, 2010 by Number Plates
The much loved comedian and owner of the following Car Registrations passed away yesterday evening on the Isle of Man, NMN 17, NMN 16 and 16 NMN.
Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, OBE was an English comedian, singer-songwriter and actor best known for a series of comedy films produced between 1953 and 1966 featuring his hapless onscreen character Norman Pitkin. Charlie Chaplin famously referred to Wisdom as his “favourite clown”.
He later forged a career on Broadway and as a television actor, winning critical acclaim for his dramatic role of a dying cancer patient in the television play Going Gently in 1981. He was knighted in 2000 and spent much of his later life on the Isle of Man. Wisdom retired from acting at the age of 90 after his health declined.
A sad day for comedy.