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Terry-Thomas –

Terry-Thomas in MONTE CARLO OR BUST!

About Terry-Thomas (1911 – 1990)
Terry-Thomas was born on July 14, 1911, in Finchley, London, England. On January 8, 1990, Terry-Thomas passed away in Godalming, Surrey, England, from Parkinson's disease.

His birth name was Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens.

Terry-Thomas' trade marks are and will always be the gap between top teeth. He also is famous for the catch-phrases; "You're an absolute shower," and "Good Show."

The gap in his upper teeth is so famous that in British medicine, his gap has been given its own medical term; "The Terry-Thomas Sign," which refers to the gap between the scaphoid and lunate bones (scapho-lunate disassociation) on x-rays.

In the late 1940s, Terry-Thomas became a popular stand-up comic. He changed his professional name from Thomas-Terry after repeatedly being asked if he was related to stage legend, Ellen Terry.

In 1964, Terry-Thomas played the character of "Bertie Wooster" in two radio plays: Indian Summer of an Uncle and Jeeves Takes Charge. Terry-Thomas's autobiography, Filling the Gap, was published in 1959.

In 1966, Thomas was about to co-star in a movie called Easy Come, Easy Go with Jan Berry and Dean Torrence in the leading roles. Unfortunately, due to a car wreck that happened during production, in which Jan Berry suffered severe brain damage and paralysis, the film was cancelled.

Terry Thomas's notable movie credits include...

Febbre A 40! (1980)
the hound of the baskervilles (1978)
Spanish fly (1976)
the vault of horror (1973)
Monte Carlo or bust! (1969)
rocket to the moon (1967)
those magnificent men in their flying machines (1965)
it's a mad mad mad mad world (1963)
the mouse on the moon (1963)
that's odd (1960)
the naked truth (1957)