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Character actor, Alfie Bass, was born Abraham Basalinksy on Apr 8, 1916 in Bethnal Green, England. Bass died at the age of 71 on Jul 15, 1987 in London, England .



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Shorty: I didn't like to say so, but I don't really fancy going to Paris meself.
Henry Holland: Why?
Shorty: Well a friend of mine, he pinched a couple of tickets for the Test Match, see? I wouldn't half like to see that.

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Born to Russian parents who had fled persecution in the USSR.

British character comic who played a number of archetypal Cockney working class roles.

As a one-time cabinet maker, he began his career building sets at the Unity Theatre, in London, before becoming an actor there in the late 1930s. He made his acting debut performing alongside Paul Robeson in the play "Plant in the Sun." During the 1950s he continued to direct shows at Unity, and on one occasion appeared in court charged with putting on a play without a license. He appeared in a number of Shakespearean roles on stage.

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