Lennie Bennett

Lennie Bennett
Born Michael Berry[1]
(1938-09-26)26 September 1938
Blackpool, Lancashire, England
Died 8 April 2009(2009-04-08) (aged 70)
Lancaster, Lancashire, England
Occupation Television comedian
Years active 1971 - 1993

Lennie Bennett (26 September 1938 – 8 April 2009)[2] was an English comedian and game show host.

After attending the Palatine Secondary School in Blackpool, Bennett became a journalist for the West Lancashire Evening Gazette before becoming a professional entertainer and appearing on The Good Old Days in 1979.[3] Bennett starred in the Lennie and Jerry Show with Jerry Stevens. It ran from 1978 to 1980. He was also the host of Punchlines and Lucky Ladders in the 1980s.

He also performed in twelve Royal Variety Shows, and had a brief stint as a chat show host on London Weekend Television in 1982.[4]

He then worked as a speaker on the after-dinner circuit. In 1994, Bennett suffered a serious heart attack, which necessitated a bypass operation.

He died in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary on 8 April 2009 following a fall at his home from which he failed to regain consciousness.[2] His funeral took place at Carleton Crematorium.[5]

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