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British Culture: Dame Edna Ever Everage.

In 1959 Humphries moved to London, where he lived and worked throughout the 1960s. He became a friend of leading members of the British comedy scene including Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, Spike Milligan, Willie Rushton and fellow Australian expatriate comedian-actors John Bluthal and Dick Bentley. Humphries performed at Cook’s comedy venue The Establishment, where he became a friend of and was photographed by leading photographer Lewis Morley, whose studio was located above the club. Humphries has been married four times. His first marriage, to Brenda Wright, took place when he was 21 and lasted less than two years. He has two daughters, Tessa and Emily, and two sons, Oscar and Rupert, from his second and third marriages, to Rosalind Tong and Diane Millstead respectively. His elder son Oscar is editor of the art magazine Apollo and a contributing editor at The Spectator.[29] His fourth wife (from 1990), Lizzie Spender, is the daughter of British poet Sir Stephen Spender. They live in a terraced town house in West Hampstead, his home for forty years.

Edna’s Neighborhood Watch.

Sir Les Patterson is a boozy Australian cultural attache; dishevelled, uncouth, lecherous and coarse. He alternates with Edna and Sandy Stone in Humphries’ stage shows and typically features in pre-recorded segments in Dame Edna’s TV shows. He is the polar opposite of Dame Edna, as a Roman Catholic from Sydney not a Protestant from Melbourne.

Sir Les Patterson

Sandy Stone is an elderly Australian man, either single or married with a daughter who died as a child. Humphries is still writing monologues for him, and said in 2016 that slowly the character has deepened, so I begin to understand and appreciate him, and finally feel myself turning into him. He no longer requires makeup for the part, and plays Sandy in his own dressing gown.

Sandy Stone

 

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A Sad Day.

When Erin Moran died I wondered what the life of an actor would be like if they had a place and a group of people who cared instead of being actors who pass in the night, out of sight out of mind. Where were her Happy Days friends?

I don’t blame them or her but life in general. There is so much that could have been done a community of actors who help one another when actors fails on hard times a community a home a hotel with a business office all in one place.

I believe we need to help each other while we are here on earth and not be so selfish actors should have a community to find jobs and health care when they have an actors card.

Erin had a familiar face and that became one of the reasons new parts were hard to find yet there are so many different acting jobs and if companies got together with a permanent building in the Actor’s Hotel Home. I don’t have a name for the building.

Jobs could come from a variety of places voice-overs for Disney and Pixar; TV Show Auditions; Directors who spot an actor for an audition; TV Cartoons voice overs; TV Commercials; Advert actors; Documentary voice overs; Verbal Books for the blind; Acting Teachers in schools; Acting Teachers for night school, plus a harbor of skilled actors, directors, and producers online, one place a community a place for actors who need one place.

Depression and health can be addressed a unique place, an uplifting place instead of a footnote that dies in a trailer park. Support comes from donations, job finder fees and those actors who can pay a monthly fee toward the home just like World Vision.

This idea was inspired by the death of Erin; my thoughts came out of the sadness from her death. Erin needed friends and support a community?