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Arthur Askey (1900-1982), Actor and entertainer

Sitter in 4 portraits
Comic actor and radio personality, Askey was one of the first entertainers to use radio as a medium for comedy with his variety show Band Wagon (1938-9). This success led to a career in film and eventually television where he is best remembered for a show based on his catch-phrase, Before Your Very Eyes (1953).

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Arthur Askey

by Barry Ernest Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1970
NPG 6773


Arthur Askey

by Anthony Buckley
modern bromide print from original negative, 1939
NPG x75897


Arthur Askey

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 12 March 1968
NPG x163752


Arthur Askey

by Roger George Clark
bromide print, 26 September 1977
NPG x15078