Celebrities

Benny Hill Net Worth

Benny Hill Net Worth is
$2 Million

Benny Hill Biography

His performances included a variation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Wish as well as an effort at his very own personalized Benny Hill Period, series and Benny Hill. He initial became involved with acting after finding a work as an associate stage supervisor. He became mixed up in entertainment industry in 1937 and was reported to be influenced by Jack Benny and Charlie Chaplin. Born in Southampton, Hampshire, England on January 21, 1924, Hill was most widely known for The Benny Hill Present, which aired from 1955 to 1991. He was created as Alfred Hawthorne Hill but transformed his name under honoring Jack Benny. He began functioning as a radio performer after Globe Battle II.Benny Hill net value: Benny Hill was an English comedian and actor who all had


Known for movies

Quick Facts

Full NameBenny Hill
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJanuary 21, 1924
DiedApril 20, 1992, Teddington, United Kingdom
Height1.77 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film Score Composer, Comedian, Actor, Television Director, Ernie, Yakety Sax, Harvest of Love
EducationBournemouth School, Richard Taunton Sixth Form College, Ernie, Yakety Sax, Harvest of Love
ParentsAlfred Hill Sr.
AwardsBritish Academy Television Writer Award
NominationsBritish Academy Television Award for Best Entertainment Performance, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy-Variety Or Music Program, Ernie, Yakety Sax, Harvest of Love
MoviesThe Best of Benny Hill, The Italian Job, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Light Up the Sky!, Who Done It?, Benny Hill's World Tour: New York


Interesting Facts

#Fact
1 He'd been dead for two days before he was found.
2 Before entering show business he was a milkman in Eastleigh, Southampton.
3 Had a brother, Leonard.
4 Buried in Hollybrook Cemetary, Shirley, Southampton.
5 Never married nor had any children.
6 Spoke fluent French and also spoke some Italian, German, and Dutch.
7 After one of their stars died in 1966 (Arthur Haynes), ATV, a rival company to the BBC, tried to re-snatch Benny, but the liaison was short lived when he discovered he would be required to do other things (rather than just his comedy show), such as presenting other programmes. ATV contracts were reputedly just word of mouth and a handshake so it was easy for him to return to the BBC.
8 His simple but ingenious film-tricks are copied by many, for example "Austin Powers".
9 Appeared on the cover of TV Times for the week that ITV started broadcasting in colour.
10 Died of a heart attack while sitting in front of his television inside his apartment. He was found by a producer friend of his who had to climb through a window to let police in. Benny was in his pajamas (what he normally wore around his home). Sitting next to him on a small stand was an unsigned contract which Benny was considering to begin a new series with his friend.
11 He was the star of Genesis' music video for "Anything She Does" in 1986 (from the "Invisible Touch" album). It was the band's idea to cast him. He played his "Fred Scuttle" character, who is the new head of backstage security. Needless to say his incompetence - due mainly to his wandering eye for the ladies (including Page 3 Model Linda Lusardi) - lets all manner of people into the band's dressing room. The video used many of Benny's trademark gags (smoke out of the ears, speed-ed up film..) and a separate, customized, version was shot to use as the opening to the group's world tour.
12 Was born on the same day that V.I. Lenin died.
13 Born on the same day as Telly Savalas, whose Kojak (1973) character he impersonated on his 1969-1989 Thames TV show.
14 Related to Holly Valance. His cousin is her grandfather.
15 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 216-217. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387.
16 His father and uncle were circus clowns, performing in the circus until they both left for military service during WWI.
17 When Hill died in April 1992, his estate was worth an estimated £10 million. The only will Hill created left his estate to his parents, who had died years before. Next in line were his brother and sister, neither of whom he had a close relationship with, but like his parents are also dead. As a result, Hill's estate was divided among his seven nieces and nephews.
18 After complaints that his television comedy sketches were too sexual, he began casting children to appear on his shows. But instead of hiring professional child actors, he hired the children of the television crew, stating that their laughing to his sight gags were genuine.
19 Despite his wealth and success, he never owned a car, did his own shopping, lived in a two room apartment, but never used the second floor. According to one of his obituaries, he once refused to repair the leaky roof in his mother's home because it was "too expensive".
20 At the time of his death, a large box was found in his apartment. The many awards and honours he had earned throughout his career had been placed in the box as if they were unimportant to him.
21 Died in his favorite chair while watching television.
22 Was one of only a handful of TV comedians (the others being Milton Berle and Jackie Gleason) who had control over the circumstances of production of their respective TV shows.
23 Comedian.


Trademarks

#Trademark
1 His inimitable smirk in close-up looking directly into the camera
2 Parody of British Army salute.
3 Expert in featuring in fast moving, mute comic short subjects, with funny music, and massive persecutions at the end.


Quotes

#Quote
1 Those hot pants of hers were so damned tight, I could hardly breathe.
2 I'm not against half naked girls - not as often as I'd like to be.
3 Do unto others, then run.
4 Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect.
5 The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb.
6 I thought I couldn't afford to take her out and smoke as well. So I gave up cigarettes. Then I took her out and one day I looked at her and thought: 'Oh well,' and I went back to smoking again, and that was better.
7 That's what show business is, sincere insincerity.
8 Why get married? That's like burning down the house just to have a bit of toast. And why should I buy a book when there's such a good library in town!
9 Girls are like buses: If you miss one, don't worry - another one will be along in a few minutes. And at night there aren't as many, but they're faster.
10 Girls are like pianos. When they're not upright, they're grand.
11 [When asked to comment on rumours that he had sexual affairs with women who appeared on his shows]: I never yell, I never tell, but I'm grateful as hell.


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1972 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Script The Benny Hill Show (1969)

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Program The Benny Hill Show (1969) John Robins (producer)

Dennis Kirkland (producer)

Mark Stuart (producer)

Keith Beckett (producer)
1980 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Variety or Music Program The Benny Hill Show (1969) Philip Jones (executive producer)

Keith Beckett (producer)

David Bell (producer)

Ronald Fouracre (producer)

Peter Frazer-Jones (producer)

Dennis Kirkland (producer)

John Robins (producer)

Mark Stuart (producer)
1972 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Light Entertainment Performance The Benny Hill Show (1969)


Filmography

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Timeshift TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode, 2008 writer - 1 episode, 2008
Stars in Their Eyes 1995 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! 1991 TV Movie performer: "New York Rap" / writer: "New York Rap"
The Benny Hill Show TV Series writer - 50 episodes, 1969 - 1988 performer - 49 episodes, 1969 - 1988 lyrics - 2 episodes, 1969 - 1971
The Best of Benny Hill 1974 performer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited / writer: "My Garden of Love" - uncredited
Skywatch 1960 performer: "Strike A Light"
Who Done It? 1956 performer: "Who Done It?" - uncredited

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benny Hill: The Hill's Angels Years 2006 Video
Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! 1991 TV Movie
The Benny Hill Show TV Series writer - 56 episodes, 1969 - 1989 script - 3 episodes, 1971 - 1985
Benny Hill's Crazy World 1988 Video
Video Spotlight 1985 Video
Benny Hill's V!deo S!deshow 1982 Video
Benny Hill's Video Revue 1981 Video
Benny Hill Down Under 1977 TV Movie
The Best of Benny Hill 1974 script
Eddie in August 1970 TV Short
The Waiters 1969 Short writer
The Benny Hill Show 1957-1968 TV Series writer - 18 episodes
The Benny Hill Show 1967 TV Movie
Spotlight 1967 TV Series special material - 2 episodes
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1964 TV Series 1 episode
Benny Hill 1962 TV Series writer - 6 episodes
The Benny Hill Show 1959 TV Series 1 episode

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Video Spotlight 1985 Video Host / Various Characters
Eddie in August 1970 TV Short Eddie
The Waiters 1969 Short Waiter
The Italian Job 1969 Professor Simon Peach
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang 1968 Toymaker
Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes 1965 Fire Chief Perkins
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1964 TV Series Willie Tredder / Geography Teacher / Youth Leader / ...
ITV Play of the Week 1964 TV Series Bottom
Benny Hill 1962 TV Series Benny
Skywatch 1960 Syd McGaffey
Pantomania: Babes in the Wood 1957 TV Movie Minstrel
Who Done It? 1956 Hugo Dill
The Christmas Service Show 1953 TV Movie Presenter

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Benny Hill Show TV Series original songs - 5 episodes, 1971 - 1985 composer - 1 episode, 1973
The Best of Benny Hill 1974 original songs
The Benny Hill Show 1961 TV Series original music by - 2 episodes

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! 1991 TV Movie
Video Spotlight 1985 Video
Benny Hill's Video Revue 1981 Video
Benny Hill Down Under 1977 TV Movie
The Best of Benny Hill 1974 uncredited

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Benny Hill Show 1975-1976 TV Series 2 episodes
Eddie in August 1970 TV Short

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Eddie in August 1970 TV Short producer

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Beautiful People 2008 TV Series Himself (in photo)
Benny Hill: A Tribute 1992 Documentary Himself
Benny Hill: The World's Favorite Clown 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host / Various
Benny Hill: Laughter and Controversy 1991 TV Movie documentary Himself - Host / Various
Des O'Connor Tonight 1991 TV Series Himself / Fred Scuttle / Mr. Chow Mein
The Bikini Open 4 1991 TV Movie Himself - Judge
Benny Hill's World Tour: New York! 1991 TV Movie Himself - Host / Various
VIP noche 1990 TV Series
Cap d'any a TV3 1989 TV Movie Himself
The Benny Hill Show 1969-1989 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / John 'Hannibal' Smith / ...
Live Aid 1985 TV Special documentary Policeman (uncredited)
Benny Hill Down Under 1977 TV Movie Himself - Host / Various
Top of the Pops 1971-1972 TV Series Himself - 'Ernie' video
The Benny Hill Show 1955-1968 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
The Benny Hill Show 1967 TV Movie Himself - Host / Various
Spotlight 1967 TV Series Himself - Host
Benny Hill 1962-1963 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
International Showtime 1962 TV Series Himself
Ask Anne 1961 TV Series Himself
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1961 TV Series Himself
The Jo Stafford Show 1961 TV Series Himself
Let's Make a Night of It 1960 TV Short Himself
The Benny Hill Show 1957-1960 TV Series Himself - Host / Various
The Royal Variety Show 1960 TV Movie Himself
Val Parnell's Sunday Night at the London Palladium 1956-1959 TV Series Himself - Comic - Top Of The Bill / Himself
Spectacular 1959 TV Series Himself-host
Men, Women and Clothes 1957 TV Series Himself Modelling Fashions
The Windmill Theatre: Twenty-Five Years Non-Stop 1957 TV Short Himself
Off the Record 1956 TV Series Himself
What's My Line 1954 TV Series Himself - Guest Celebrity
Show Case 1954 TV Series Himself - Presenter
The Centre Show 1953 TV Series Himself - Presenter
Kaleidoscope 1952 TV Series Himself in After the Show segment
Music-Hall 1949 TV Series Himself - Host

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ochéntame... otra vez 2016 TV Series documentary Himself
2nd Independent Video Film Festival of Youtube 2014 2014 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Songs: The Pop Years 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Morir de humor 2008 TV Movie
How TV Changed Britain 2008 TV Series documentary Himself
The Comedy Map of Britain 2007-2008 TV Series documentary Himself
La tele de tu vida 2007 TV Series
All the Best from Denis Norden 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Is Benny Hill Still Funny? 2006 TV Movie documentary Various Characters
Fear of Fanny 2006 TV Movie Fanny Craddrock
La rentadora 2006 TV Series
The Story of Light Entertainment 2006 TV Mini-Series documentary
Benny Hill: The Hill's Angels Years 2006 Video Himself - Host / Various
Crumpet! A Very British Sex Symbol 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself (uncredited)
Bruce Forsyth's Comedy Heroes 2005 TV Movie documentary Himself
Behind the Laughter 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Living Famously 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Timeshift 2002 TV Series documentary Himself
The Showbiz Set 2002 TV Movie documentary
Who Got Benny's Millions? 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
'Dad's Army': Missing Presumed Wiped 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
I Love Christmas 2001 TV Special documentary
The Unforgettable Benny Hill 2001 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Sketch Show Story 2001 TV Series documentary Himself / Various Characters
Biography 2001 TV Series documentary Himself
100 Greatest TV Moments from Hell 2000 TV Special Himself
The Filth and the Fury 2000 Documentary Himself
Heroes of Comedy 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
A Christmas Night with the Stars 1994 TV Series Himself
Paul Merton's Palladium Story 1994 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Funny Business 1992 TV Series documentary
Alma Cogan: The Girl with the Giggle in Her Voice 1991 TV Short documentary Himself
Omnibus 1991 TV Series documentary Himself
Benny Hill's Crazy World 1988 Video Himself - Host / Various
Benny Hill's V!deo S!deshow 1982 Video Himself - Host / Various
Benny Hill's Video Revue 1981 Video Himself - Host / Various
Years of Lightning 1981 TV Series documentary Travel Agent
To See Such Fun 1977 Documentary Himself
The Best of Benny Hill 1974 Himself - Host / Various
Top of the Pops 1972 TV Series Himself
Source
IMDB
Tags

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Close