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Dave King

Highest Rated:   97% The Long Goodbye (1973)
Lowest Rated:   10% Revolution (1985)
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Birthplace:   Twickenham, Middlesex, England, UK
Few British comedians were as successful in the 1950s and early 60s as DaveKing. A hit recording singer he was one of the few British comics to top thebill at the London Palladium as well as having top rating TV shows in bothBritain and America. Although his success was relatively short as a comedianhe later became a respected TV and film actor.After doing National Service in the RAF, King joined Morton Fraser and hisHarmonica Gang, an eccentric variety act based on America's BorrahMinevitch's Harmonica Rascals.By the mid 50s King had turned solo and with his laid back style and PerryComo-like singing voice he began making appearances on TV variety shows. In1955 he was given his own show by the BBC. An innovative comedian withbrilliant timing, his show was scripted by top writers and was consideredgroundbreaking in its day.He recording hits included Memories Are Made of This (1956) and he followedthis with numerous cover versions of Dean Martin and Perry Como songs.In 1958 he was poached from the BBC by ITV who gave him his own show and ayear later he hosted the famous Kraft Music Hall Show in America replacingMilton Berle. In 1961 he appeared on the Bing Crosby Show in Britain and ayear later made a cameo appearance as himself in the film The Road To HongKong.King's fame in America was short-lived and by the late 60s he returned toBritain where he began an acting career. Throughout the 1970s he gave aseries of highly polished and gritty performances in several TV dramas wherehe was usually cast as a villain. In 1978 he was cast against type in DennisPotter's "Pennies from Heaven" (1978) (mini).Date of Death: 15 April 2002, London, England, UK.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Tale Of A Vampire
  • Waiter
1992
No Score Yet Sherlock Holmes, Hands of a Murderer
  • Baker Street Irregular
1990
No Score Yet A Chorus of Disapproval
  • Mr. Ames
1988
10% Revolution
  • Mr. McConnahay
1985
No Score Yet Revolution Revisited
  • Actor
1985
96% The Long Good Friday
  • Parky
1982
94% Reds
  • Allan Benson
1981
50% Cuba
  • Press Agent
1979
No Score Yet Golden Lady
  • Dietmar Schuster
1979
78% The Revenge of the Pink Panther
  • Douvier's Boardmember #4
1978
50% The Ritz
  • Abe
1976
97% The Long Goodbye
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Up the Chastity Belt (Naughty Knights)
  • Actor
1971
No Score Yet Strange Bedfellows
  • Toni's Taxi Driver
1965
No Score Yet The Road to Hong Kong
  • Guest Star
1962
No Score Yet Go To Blazes
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet Pirates of Tortuga
  • Pee Wee
1961

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
90% Parks and Recreation
2009-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • 2013
75% The League
2009-2015
  • Screenwriter
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011

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