Frank Carson

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Date of Birth November 6, 1926
Place of Birth Northern Ireland
Date of Death Feb 22, 2012 (85)
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Hugh Francis "Frank" Carson KSG was a Northern Irish comedian and actor, best known on television in series such as The Comedians and Tiswas. He was a member of the entertainment charity the Grand Order of Water Rats.

Birth name: Hugh Francis Carson
Born: November 6, 1926, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Died: February 22, 2012, Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Medium: Television
Genres: comedy
Notable works and roles: The Comedians
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About Frank Carson

Remembered for his work on such 1970s United Kingdom children's and comedy television programs as Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile (also known as Tiswas) and The Comedians, he also appeared on a popular BBC variety show called The Good Old Days.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he acted in comedic Irish television shows and performed in England as a stand-up comic.


He was a three-time champion of a Hughie Green-hosted television comedy talent competition called Opportunity Knocks.

Family Life

He grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, in a Catholic family of Italian heritage. He and his wife, Ruth, raised two sons and one daughter.


He was featured in 1985 on the Eamonn Andrews-hosted television series This Is Your Life.

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