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Chic Murray

Chic Murray

Chic Murray is universally acclaimed as one of the great comic geniuses of the twentieth century. Born in Greenock in 1919, he rose through entertainment's ranks and performed, in 1956, in the Royal Variety Show at the London Palladium. He appeared in films such as Casino Royale (1967), Gregory’s Girl (1980) and You’ll Never Walk Alone (1984). Chic's host of one-liners, his radio show, and the celebrated double-act alongside his wife, Maidie Dickson, has been an inspiration to many modern-day comedy greats. Billy Connelly recalls: 'I was lucky enough to be able to regard myself as his friend, although he never stopped being my hero'.

Chic passed away in Edinburgh in 1985, but was then named The Comedian's Comedian in 2005. In 2008, Birlinn released Just Daft, a celebration of Chic's astounding career, by Robbie Grigor, an expert on Scottish comedy and culture. In 2009, this has been followed up by a celebratory DVD and Funnyosities, a compilation of Chic's off-beat humour.

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Just Daft: The Comic Genius of Chic Murray
Just Daft: The Comic Genius of Chic Murray
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