Home Contact us Help Free delivery worldwide. Butters suggests that this early success was actually the ruin of him. Charles Hawtrey died in October 1988 aged 74.
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By the end of the Thirties he had already made more than 30 films, most of which have been lost to the ravages of time. With Royal he was generous but many locals remember him differently: His funeral was attended by just nine mourners. He had worked with director greats like Michael Powell and Alfred Hitchcock and he wanted the respect they were getting.
Throughout this time Hawtrey was caring for his mother who was suffering from dementia. You never saw him go or arrive [on set]! Popular Features.
When she died in 1965 he was devastated, drinking even more heavily and talking to her while in his dressing room. Charles Hawtrey died in October 1988 aged 74. Facebook Twitter. I personally loved him.
Get Pro. He had worked with director greats like Michael Powell and Alfred Hitchcock and he wanted the respect they were getting. Search for: As Butters says, Hawtrey was one of 'that select group of comics who quite simply look funny'.
Notify me. Yet he was never content and spent his life desperately searching for stardom and success, which, in his own deluded way of thinking, always failed to live up to expectations.
Most refreshingly of all, Butters chooses to let the story tell itself, and editorialises only when he feels he has to. Rating details. Wes Butters, extensive biography is a sympathetic weaving of fact, piercing analysis and contemporary opinion.