Little Ern

The authorised biography of Ernie Wise

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He's the man with short fat hairy legs who kept us laughing for decades, his comic timing sparking perfectly with the genius of his partner Eric Morecambe. Yet little has been known about Ernie's amazing story, until now.

Little Ern! takes us from Ernie's childhood in Leeds, where he supported his family by performing on stage, to being left to fend for himself in London at thirteen, a star in the making. We see his friendship with the young comic Eric grow when they toured the theatres of war-torn Britain as teenagers, and discover how their double-act evolved. They survived numerous setbacks on the road to television stardom - and we learn the impact fame had on their lives and friendship. Fully exploring the crucial contribution he made to the act, this charming biography reminds us why Ernie Wise deserves his place in the pantheon of comedy greats.

About Robert Sellers

Robert Sellers is the author of more than ten books on popular culture, including Don't Let the Bastards Grind You Down, Hellraisers, Hollywood Hellraisers, An A-Z of Hellraisers, as well as the definitve book on the genesis of the Bond franchise, The Battle for Bond, and the true history of Handmade Films, Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

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