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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 - NPG 6773

Arthur Askey

by Barry Ernest Fantoni
pencil and gouache, 1970
NPG 6773

Arthur Askey, by Anthony Buckley - NPG x75897

Arthur Askey

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

Arthur Askey, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x163752

Arthur Askey

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 12 March 1968
NPG x163752

Arthur Askey, by Roger George Clark - NPG x15078

Arthur Askey

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

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