BIBLIOGRAPHY: BIOGRAPHIES AND AUTOBIOGRAPHIES

Bud ABBOTT and Lou COSTELLO

BUD AND LOU – THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO STORY
by Bob Thomas (W.H. Allen, London. 1977)

THE ABBOTT AND COSTELLO BOOK
by Jim Mulholland (Popular Library paperback, New York. 1975)

THE OFFICIAL ABBOTT AND COSTELLO SCRAPBOOK
by Stephen Cox and John Lofflin (Contemporary Books paperback, Chicago. 1990)

Dave ALLEN

DAVE ALLEN – GOD’S OWN COMEDIAN
by Gus Smith (Hale, London. 1991)

DAVE ALLEN – THE BIOGRAPHY
by Carolyn Soutar (Orion, London. 2005)

Fred ALLEN

TREADMILL TO OBLIVION
by Fred Allen (Little, Brown and Company, Boston. 1954)

MUCH ADO ABOUT ME
by Fred Allen (Little, Brown and Company, Boston 1956)

FRED ALLEN’S LETTERS
edited by Joe McCarthy (Doubleday, New York. 1965)

FRED ALLEN – HIS LIFE AND WIT
by Robert Taylor (Little, Brown and Company, Boston. 1989)

Woody ALLEN

WOODY ALLEN – JOKING ASIDE
by Gerald McKnight (W.H. Allen, London. 1982)

WOODY ALLEN ON LOCATION
by Thierry de Navaceller (William Morrow, New York. 1987)

WOODY ALLEN
by Eric Lax (Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 1991)

WOODY ALLEN – A BIOGRAPHY
by John Baxter (Harper/Collins, New York. 1998)

THE UNRULY LIFE OF WOODY ALLEN
by Marion Meade (Scribner. 2000)

Fatty ARBUCKLE

THE DAY THE LAUGHTER STOPPED
by David A. Yallop (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1976)

FATTY
by Andy Edmonds (Macdonald, London. 1991)

Arthur ASKEY

THREE MEN AND A GIMMICK – PETER CUSHING, TERRY-THOMAS AND ARTHUR ASKEY
by Robert Hirst (The World’s Work Ltd., London. 1957)

BEFORE YOUR VERY EYES
by Arthur Askey (Woburn Press, London. 1975)

Robin ASQUITH

THE CONFESSIONS OF ROBIN ASQUITH
by Robin Asquith (Ebury Press, London. 1999)

Rowan ATKINSON

BEAN THERE DONE THAT – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF ROWAN ATKINSON
by Bruce Dessau (Orion Media, London. 1997)

ROWAN ATKINSON
by Bruce Dessau (Orion Media, London. 1999)

Lucille BALL

LUCY IN THE AFTERNOON
by Jim Brochu (New English Library, London. 1990)

LUCY & DESI – THE LOVE STORY OF TELEVISION’S MOST FAMOUS COUPLE
by Warren G. Harris (Simon & Schuster, New York. 1991)

THE LUCY BOOK
by Geoffrey Mark Fidelman (Renaissance Books, Los Angeles. 1999)

BALL OF FIRE – THE TUMULTUOUS LIFE AND COMIC ART OF LUCILLE BALL
by Stefan Kanfer (Alfred Knopf, New York. 2003)

Eric BARKER

STEADY, BARKER
by Eric Barker (Martin Secker and Warburg, London. 1956)

Ronnie BARKER

IT’S HELLO – FROM HIM!
by Ronnie Barker (New English Library, London. 1988)

DANCING IN THE MOONLIGHT – EARLY YEARS ON THE STAGE
by Ronnie Barker (Hodder & Stoughton, London. 1993)

RONNIE BARKER – THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY
by Bob McCabe (Andre Deutsch / Chameleon, London. 1998)

THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF RONNIE BARKER
by Bob McCabe (BBC Books, London. 2004)

AND IT’S GOODNIGHT FROM HIM – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE TWO RONNIES
by Ronnie Corbett (Penguin/Michael Joseph, London. 2006)

REMEMBERING RONNIE BARKER
by Richard Webber (Century, London. 2010)

Rosanne BARR

MY LIVES
by Rosanne (Barr) Arnold (Century, London. 1994)

Richard BECKINSALE

THE RICHARD BECKINSALE STORY
by David Clayton (History Press, London. 2007)

John BELUSHI

WIRED – THE SHORT LIFE AND FAST TIMES OF JOHN BELUSHI
by Bob Woodward (Simon and Schuster, New York. 1984)

Jack BENNY

JACK BENNY
by Irving A. Fein (Putnam, New York. 1976)

JACK BENNY
by Mary Livingstone Benny and Hilliard Marks & Marcia Borie (Doubleday, New York. 1978)

SUNDAY NIGHTS AT SEVEN – THE JACK BENNY STORY
by Jack Benny and Joan Benny (Warner, New York. 1990)

WELL! – REFLECTIONS ON THE LIFE AND CAREER OF JACK BENNY
edited by Michael Leannah (BearManor Media, 200?)

Michael BENTINE

THE LONG BANANA SKIN
by Michael Bentine (Wolfe, London. 1975)

THE RELUCTANT JESTER
by Michael Bentine (?)

Milton BERLE

MILTON BERLE
by Milton Berle (?)

B.S. I LOVE YOU – SIXTY FUNNY YEARS WITH THE FAMOUS AND THE INFAMOUS
by Milton Berle (McGraw-Hill, New York. 1988)

Joe BESSER

ONCE A STOOGE, ALWAYS A STOOGE
by Joe Besser, Jeff Lenburg and Greg Lenburg (Roundtable Publishing, Santa Monica. 1988)

Eddie BRABEN

THE BOOK WHAT I WROTE – ERIC, ERNIE AND ME
by Eddie Braben (?. 200?)

Bernard BRADEN

THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS
by Bernard Braden (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1990)

Wilfrid BRAMBELL

ALL ABOVE BOARD
by Wilfrid Brambell (W.H. Allen, London. 1976)

Jo BRAND

LOOK BACK IN HUNGER
by Jo Brand (?. 2009)

Fanny BRICE

THE FABULOUS FANNY
by Norman Katkov (Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 1953)

FANNY BRICE – THE ORIGINAL FUNNY GIRL
by Herbert G. Goldman (Oxford University Press, New York. 1992)

Mel BROOKS

MEL BROOKS – THE IRREVERENT FUNNYMAN
by Bill Adler and Jeffrey Feinman (Playboy Press paperback, Chicago. 1976)

METHOD IN MADNESS – THE COMIC ART OF MEL BROOKS
by Maurice Yacowar (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1981)

MEL BROOKS AND THE SPOOF MOVIE
by Nick Smurthwaite and Paul Gelder (Proteus, ?. 1982)

THE FILMS OF MEL BROOKS
by Neil Sinyard (Exeter Books, New York. 1987)

Peter BROUGH

EDUCATING ARCHIE
by Peter Brough (Stanley Paul, London. 1955)

Janet BROWN

PRIME MIMICLEER
by Janet Brown (Robson, London. 1986)

Joe E. BROWN

YOUR KIDS AND MINE
by Joe E. Brown (1944)

LAUGHTER IS A WONDERFUL THING
by Joe E. Brown, with Ralph Hancock (Barnes, New York. 1956)

Lenny BRUCE

LENNY BRUCE – THE COMEDIAN AS A SOCIAL CRITIC AND SECULAR MORALIST
by Frank Kofsky (Pathfinder / Monad paperback, New York. 1974)

Dora BRYAN

ACCORDING TO DORA
by Dora Bryan, with Kay Hunter (Bodley Head, London. 1987)

Carol BURNETT

ONE MORE TIME
by Carol Burnett (?, 1986)

LAUGHING TILL IT HURTS – THE LIFE AND CAREER OF CAROL BURNETT
by J. Randy Taraborrelli (William Morrow, New York. 1988)

George BURNS

I LOVE HER, THAT’S WHY!
by George Burns, with Cynthia Hobart Lindsay (W.H. Allen, London. 1956)

LIVING IT UP OR, THEY STILL LOVE ME IN ALTOONA!
by George Burns (Putnam, New York. 1976)

THE THIRD TIME AROUND
by George Burns (Putnam, New York. 1980)

GRACIE – A LOVE STORY
by George Burns (Putnam, New York. 1988)

ALL MY BEST FRIENDS
by George Burns, with David Fisher (Putnam, New York. 1989)

100 YEARS, 100 STORIES
by George Burns (Putnam, New York. 1996)

GEORGE BURNS AND THE HUNDRED YEAR DASH
by Martin Gottfried (1996)

GEORGE BURNS IN HIS OWN WORDS
by Herb Fagen (Carroll & Graf, New York. 1996)

John CANDY

LAUGHING ON THE OUTSIDE – THE LIFE OF JOHN CANDY
by Martin Knelman (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1996)

Tommy CANNON and Bobby BALL

ROCK ON, TOMMY!
by Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball, with Chris Gidney (Harper Collins, London. 2000)

Eddie CANTOR

MY LIFE IS IN YOUR HANDS
by Eddie Cantor, with David Freedman (Blue Ribbon Books, New York. 1928 / 1932)

TAKE MY LIFE
by Eddie Cantor, with Jane Kesner Ardmore (Doubleday, New York. 1957)

AS I REMEMBER THEM
by Eddie Cantor (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York. 1963)

EDDIE CANTOR – A LIFE IN SHOW BUSINESS
by Gregory Kaseluck (McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina. 1995)

BANJO EYES
by Herbert G. Goldman (Oxford University Press, New York. 1997)

George CARLIN

LAST WORDS
posthumous autobiography by George Carlin, with Tony Hendra (Free Press/Simon & Schuster, 2009)

Ian CARMICHAEL

WILL THE REAL IAN CARMICHAEL …?
by Ian Carmichael (Macmillan, London. 1979)

Jasper CARROTT

JASPER AND ME
by John Sharkey (Etsiketsi Books paperback. c.1993)

Charlie CHAPLIN

CHARLIE CHAPLIN’S OWN STORY
by Charles Chaplin (Bobbs-Merrill, 1916)

MY WONDERFUL VISIT
by Charles Chaplin (Hurst & Blackett, 1922)

A COMEDIAN SEES THE WORLD
by Charles Chaplin

CHARLIE CHAPLIN – HIS LIFE AND ART
by William D. Bowman (Routledge/John Day, 1931)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN – KING OF TRAGEDY
by Girith Von Ulm (1940)

CHAPLIN, LAST OF THE CLOWNS
by Parker Tyler (Vanguard Press, 1948)

THE LITTLE FELLOW – THE LIFE & WORK OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN
by Peter Cotes and Thelma Niklaus (Paul Elek, 1951)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
by Theodore Huff (Schuman, New York. 1951)

THE GREAT GOD PAN – A BIOGRAPHY OF THE TRAMP PLAYED BY CHARLIE CHAPLIN
by Robert Payne (Hermitage House, 1952)

CHAPLIN – THE IMMORTAL TRAMP
by R.J. Minney (1954)

MY FATHER, CHARLIE CHAPLIN
by Charles Chaplin Jr with N & M Rau (Random House, New York. 1960)

MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Charles Chaplin (Simon and Shuster, 1964)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN – EARLY COMEDIES
by Isobel Quigley (Dutton / Vista, 1968)

FOCUS ON CHAPLIN
by Donald W. McCaffrey (Prentice-Hall, 1971)

CHAPLIN – GENESIS OF A CLOWN
by Raoul Sobeland and David Francis (Quartet Books, 1977)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
by John McCabe (Robson, 1978)

CHARLIE CHAPLIN
by Raj Sacranie (Hamish Hamilton, London. 1980)

CHAPLIN: HIS LIFE AND ART
by David Robinson (Collins, 1985)

CHAPLIN AND AMERICAN CULTURE – THE EVOLUTION OF A STAR IMAGE
by Charles J. Maland (Princeton University Press, 1989)

CHAPLIN IN THE SOUND ERA
by Eric L. Flom (McFarland, 1997)

CHAPLIN: A LIFE
by Stephen Weissman (JR Books, 2009)

CHAPLIN: THE TRAMP’S ODYSSEY
by Simon Louvish (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin’s Press, New York. 2009)

Graham CHAPMAN

A LIAR’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY – VOLUME VI
by Graham Chapman (Eyre Methuen, London. 1980)

THE LIFE OF GRAHAM – THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY OF GRAHAM CHAPMAN
by Bob McCabe (Orion, London. 2005)

Charlie CHESTER

THE WORLD IS FULL OF CHARLIES
by Charlie Chester (New England Library, London. 1974)

John CLEESE

CLEESE ENCOUNTERS
by Jonathan Margolis (Chapmans, London. 1992)

JOHN CLEESE – AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT
by Robert Gore Langton (Chameleon / Andre Deutsch, London. 1999)

Robbie COLTRANE

LOOKING FOR ROBBIE
by Neil Norman (Orion, London. 1999)

Billy CONNOLLY

THE BIG YIN – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BILLY CONNOLLY
by Jonathan Margolis (Orion/Chapmans, London. 1994)

THE FUNNY SIDE OF BILLY CONNOLLY
by Bruce Dessau (Orion Media, London. 1996)

BILLY
by Pamela Stephenson (Harper Collins, London. 2001)

BRAVEMOUTH
by Pamela Stephenson (Headline, London. 2003)

BILLY CONNOLLY – THE UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY
by Nigel Huddleston (Kandour, London. 2004)

Peter COOK

SOMETHING LIKE FIRE – PETER COOK REMEMBERED
edited by Lin Cook (Methuen, London. 1996)

PETER COOK
by Harry Thompson (Hodder & Stoughton, 1997)

PETE & DUD – AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY
by Alexander Games (Andre Deutsch / Chameleon, London. 1999)

PETER COOK – SO FAREWELL THEN
by Wendy E. Cook (Harper Collins, London. 2006)

HOW VERY INTERESTING – PETER COOK’S UNIVERSE AND ALL THAT SURROUNDS IT
by Paul Hamilton, Peter Gordon, and Dan Kieran (Snowbooks, London. 2006)

PETER COOK
by Judy Huxtable (?, London. 2008)

Tommy COOPER

FOR THE LOVE OF TOMMY – A PERSONAL PORTRAIT OF TOMMY COOPER
by Mary Fieldhouse (Robson, London. 1986)

TOMMY COOPER – JUST LIKE THAT
by Jeremy Novick (Chameleon/Andre Deutsch, London. 1998)

TOMMY COOPER – ALWAYS LEAVE THEM LAUGHING
by John Fisher (Harper Collins, London. 2006)

Ronnie CORBETT

MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY – HIGH HOPES
by Ronnie Corbett (Ebury Press, London. 2006)

AND IT’S GOODNIGHT FROM HIM – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF THE TWO RONNIES
by Ronnie Corbett (Penguin/Michael Joseph, London. 2006)

Bill COSBY

THE COSBY WIT – HIS LIFE AND TIMES
by Bill Adler (Carroll and Graf, New York. 1986)

COSBY
by Ronald L. Smith (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1986 / W.H.Allen, London. 1987)

Michael CRAWFORD

PARCEL ARRIVED SAFELY: TIED WITH STRING
by Michael Crawford (Century, London. 1999)

The CRAZY GANG

THE CRAZY GANG
by Maureen Owen (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 1986)

Barry CRYER

YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS BUT … AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF SORTS
by Barry Cryer (Virgin, London. 1996)

BUTTERFLY BRAIN
by Barry Cryer (?. 2009)

Rodney DANGERFIELD

IT’S NOT EASY BEING ME
by Rodney Dangerfield (Harper Collins/Harper Entertainment, New York. 2004)

Bebe DANIELS and BEN LYON

LIFE WITH THE LYONS
by Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon (Odhams, London. 1953)

BEBE AND BEN
by Jill Allgood (Hale, London. 1975)

Jack DAVEY

THE JACK DAVEY STORY
by Lew Wright (Ure Smith, Sydney. 1961)

Jim DAVIDSON

THE FULL MONTY
by Jim Davidson (Little, Brown & Company, London. 1993)

Alan DAVIES

MY FAVOURITE PEOPLE AND ME (1978 – 1988)
by Alan Davies (?. 2009)

Joan DAVIS

HOLD THAT JOAN – THE LIFE, LAUGHS AND FILMS OF JOAN DAVIS
by Ben Ohmart (BearManor Media, Georgia. 2007)

Les DAWSON

A CLOWN TOO MANY
by Les Dawson (Elm Tree Books, London. 1985)

NO TEARS FOR THE CLOWN
by Les Dawson (Robson, London. 1992)

LES DAWSON – WHEN YOU’RE SMILING
by Mick Middles (Andre Deutsch / Chameleon, London. 1999)

Jack DEE

THANKS FOR NOTHING
by Jack Dee (Doubleday, London. 2009)

Ellen DeGENERES

ELLEN – THE REAL STORY OF ELLEN DeGENERES
by Kathleen Tr0acy (Carol / Birch Lane. 1999)

Ken DODD

HOW TICKLED I AM
by Michael Billington (Elm Tree, London. 1977)

KEN DODD – LAUGHTER AND TEARS
by Gus Smith (Hale, London. 19??)

KEN DODD – THE BIOGRAPHY
by Stephen Griffin (Michael O’Mara Books, London. 2005)

LOOK AT IT MY WAY
by Ken Dodd (?. 2009)

Charlie DRAKE

DRAKE’S PROGRESS
by Charlie Drake (Robson, London. 1986)

Fran DRESCHER

ENTER WHINING
by Fran Drescher (?)

Clive DUNN

PERMISSION TO SPEAK
by Clive Dunn (Century, London. 1986)

Jimmy DURANTE

SCHNOZZOLA – THE STORY OF JIMMY DURANTE
by Gene Fowler (Viking Press, New York. 1951 / Hammond, Hammond & Co., London. 1952)

GOOD NIGHT, MRS. CALABASH – THE SECRET LIFE OF JIMMY DURANTE
by William Cahn (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York. 1963)

I REMEMBER JIMMY – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JIMMY DURANTE
by Irene Adler (Arlington House, Westport, Connecticut. 1980)

INKA DINKA DOO – THE LIFE OF JIMMY DURANTE
by Jhan Robbins (Paragon House, New York. 1991)

JIMMY DURANTE – HIS SHOW BUSINESS CAREER
by David Bakish (McFarland & Company, Jefferson, North Carolina. 1995)

Paul EDDINGTON

SO FAR, SO GOOD
by Paul Eddington (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1985)

Jimmy EDWARDS

TAKE IT FROM ME
by Jimmy Edwards (Werner Laurie, London. 1953)

SIX OF THE BEST
by Jimmy Edwards (Robson, London. 1984)

Arthur ENGLISH

THROUGH THE MILL AND BEYOND
by Arthur English, with Linton Mitchell (Mildmay, London. 1986)

Kenny EVERETT

THE CUSTARD STOPS AT HATFIELD
by Kenny Everett (Willow / Collins, London. 1982)

IN THE BEST POSSIBLE TASTE – THE CRAZY LIFE OF KENNY EVERETT
by David Lister (Bloomsbury, London. 1996)

Marty FELDMAN

MARTY FELDMAN – THE BIOGRAPHY OF A COMEDY LEGEND
by Robert Ross (Titan, 2011)

Tim FERGUSON

CARRY A BIG STICK
by Tim Ferguson (2013)

Sid FIELD

WHAT A PERFORMANCE
by John Fisher (Seeley Service , London. 1975)

W.C. FIELDS

W.C. FIELDS – HIS FOLLIES AND FORTUNES
by Robert Lewis Taylor (Doubleday, New York. 1949 / Cassell & Company, London. 1950)

THE FILMS OF W.C. FIELDS
by Donald Deschner (Citadel, New York. 1966)

THE ART OF W.C. FIELDS
by William K. Everson (Bonanza Books, New York. 1967 / George Allen and Unwin, London. 1968)

W.C. FIELDS AND ME
by Carlotta Monti, with Cy Rice (Prentice-Hall, New Jersey. 1973 / Michael Joseph, London. 1973)

W.C. FIELDS BY HIMSELF – HIS INTENDED BIOGRAPHY
edited by Ronald J. Fields (Prentice-Hall, New Jersey. 1973)

W.C. FIELDS
by Nicholas Yanni (Pyramid paperback, New York. 1974)

W.C. FIELDS – A LIFE ON FILM
by Ronald J. Fields (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1984)

W.C. FIELDS – A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY
by Wes D. Gehring (Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut. 1984)

W.C. FIELDS – AN ANNOTATED GUIDE
By David T. Rocks (McFarland, 1993)

MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF W.C. FIELDS
by Simon Louvish (Faber and Faber, London. 1997)

W.C. FIELDS – A BIOGRAPHY
By James Curtis (Alfred A. Knopf, New York. 2003)

Bud FLANAGAN and Chesney ALLEN

MY CRAZY LIFE
by Bud Flanagan (Frederick Muller, London. 1961)

THE CRAZY GANG
by Maureen Owen (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 1986)

Cyril FLETCHER

NICE ONE CYRIL
by Cyril Fletcher (Barrie and Jenkins, London. 1978)

George FORMBY

THE ENTERTAINERS – GEORGE FORMBY
by John Fisher (Woburn Press, London. 1975)

GEORGE FORMBY
by Alan Randall and Ray Seaton (W.H. Allen, London. 1974)

Stan FREBERG

IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I LAUGH
by Stan Freberg (Random House / Times Books, New York. 1988)

Dawn FRENCH

DAWN FRENCH – THE BIOGRAPHY
by Alison Bowyer (Headline Press, London. 2000)

HELLO FATTY
by Dawn French (Century, London. 2008)

David FROST

FROST – ANATOMY OF A SUCCESS
by Wallace Reyburn (Macdonald, London. 1968)

DAVID FROST
by Willi Frischauer (Michael Joseph, London. 1971)

DAVID FROST – FROM CONGREGATIONS TO AUDIENCES
by David Frost (Harper Collins, London. 1993)

Stephen FRY

MOAB IS MY WASHPOT
by Stephen Fry (Hutchinson, London. 1997)

Terry GILLIAM

DARK KNIGHTS AND HOLY FOOLS – THE ART AND FILM OF TERRY GILLIAM
by Bob McCabe (Orion, London. 1999)

GILLIAM ON GILLIAM
edited by Ian Christie (Faber and Faber paperback, New York. 2000)

Hermione GINGOLD

HOW TO GROW OLD DISGRACEFULLY
by Hermione Gingold, with Anne Clements Eyre (Gollancz, London. 1989)

Jackie GLEASON

THE GOLDEN HAM
by Jim Bishop (Simon and Schuster, New York. 1956)

HOW SWEET IT IS – THE JACKIE GLEASON STORY
by James Bacon (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1985)

THE GREAT ONE – THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF JACKIE GLEASON
by William A. Henry III (Doubleday, New York. 1992)

Kelsey GRAMMER

SO FAR
by Kelsey Grammer (Dutton, New York. 1995)

Joyce GRENFELL

JOYCE GRENFELL REQUESTS THE PLEASURE
by Joyce Grenfell (MacMillan, London. 1976)

Tony HANCOCK

HANCOCK
by Freddie Hancock and David Nathan (William Kimber, London. 1969)

THE ENTERTAINERS – TONY HANCOCK
by Phillip Oakes (Woburn/Futura paperback, London. 1975)

TONY HANCOCK ‘ARTISTE’
by Roger Wilmut (Eyre Methuen, London. 1978)

THE ILLUSTRATED HANCOCK
by Roger Wilmut (Macdonald / Queen Anne Press, London. 1986)

HANCOCK’S LAST STAND … OR THE SERIES THAT NEVER WAS
by Eddie Joffe (Theatre Guild, London. 1998)

WHEN THE WIND CHANGED – THE LIFE AND DEATH OF TONY HANCOCK
by Cliff Goodwin (Century, London. 1999)

TONY HANCOCK – THE DEFINITIVE BIOGRAPHY
by John Fisher (Harper Collins, 2008)

Tommy HANDLEY

TOMMY HANDLEY
by Ted Kavanagh (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1949)

THAT MAN – A MEMORY OF TOMMY HANDLEY
by Bill Grundy (Elm Tree Books / Hamish Hamilton, London. 1976)

Charles HAWTREY

CHARLES HAWTREY 1914-1988 – THE MAN WHO WAS PRIVATE WIDDLE
by Roger Lewis (Faber and Faber, London. 2001)

WHATSHISNAME – THE LIFE AND DEATH OF CHARLES HAWTREY
by Wes Butters (Tomahawk Press, 2010)

Will HAY

GOOD MORNING BOYS – WILL HAY – MASTER OF COMEDY
by Ray Seaton and Roy Martin (Barrie and Jenkins, London. 1978)

WILL HAY
by Graham Rinaldi (?. 2009)

Hattie HAYRIDGE

RANDOM ABSTRACT MEMORY
by Hattie Hayridge (Penguin paperback, London. 1997)

Patricia HAYES

A FUNNY OLD LIFE
by Teresa Jennings, with Patricia Hayes (Robson, London. 1990)

Dickie HENDERSON

SINCERELY DICKIE – A DICKIE HENDERSON COLLECTION
edited by Peter Cotes (Robert Hale, London. 1989)

Lenny HENRY

LENNY HENRY
by Jonathan Margolis (Orion, London. 1995)

Bill HICKS

BILL HICKS – AGENT OF EVOLUTION
by Kevin Booth (Harper Collins, London. 2004)

Benny HILL

THE BENNY HILL STORY
by John Smith (W.H. Allen, London. 1988)

THE ILLUSTRATED BENNY HILL
by Gary Morecambe (Elm Tree Books, 1989)

SAUCY BOY – THE LIFE STORY OF BENNY HILL
by Leonard Hill (Grafton, London. 1990)

BENNY – THE TRUE STORY BY HIS BEST FRIEND
by Dennis Kirkland, with Hilary Bonner (Smith Gryphon, London. 1992)

STAR TURNS – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BENNY HILL AND FRANKIE HOWERD
by Barry Took (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 1992)

THE REAL BENNY HILL
by Margaret Forwood (Robson, 1992)

BENNY HILL: MERRY MASTER OF MIRTH
by Robert Ross (Batsford paperback, London. 1999)

BENNY HILL – KING LEER
by Jeremy Novick (Carlton, London. 2000)

FUNNY, PECULIAR – THE TRUE STORY OF BENNY HILL
by Mark Lewisohn (Sidgwick & Jackson, London. 2002)

Thora HIRD

NOT IN THE DIARY
by Thora Hird (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 2000)

Paul HOGAN

PAUL HOGAN
by Sandra Jobson (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1987)

HOGAN – THE STORY OF A SON OF OZ
by James Oram (Century Hutchinson paperback, Melbourne. 1987)

Bob HOPE

THEY GOT ME COVERED
by Bob Hope (paperback with no publishing credit, Hollywood. 1941)

I NEVER LEFT HOME
by Bob Hope (Simon and Schuster, New York. 1944)

HAVE TUX, WILL TRAVEL
by Bob Hope, with Pete Martin (Simon and Schuster, New York. 1954)
retitled THIS IS ON ME (Shakespeare Head, London. c.1955)

WHERE THERE’S LIFE, THERE’S BOB HOPE
(Petersen Publishing, Los Angeles. 1957)

FIVE WOMEN I LOVE – BOB HOPE’S VIETNAM STORY
by Bob Hope (Doubleday, New York. 1966)

THE AMAZING CAREERS OF BOB HOPE
by Joe Morella, Edward Epstein and Eleanor Clark (W.H. Allen, London. 1974)

THE LAST CHRISTMAS SHOW
by Bob Hope, with Pete Martin (Doubleday, New York. 1974 / Robert Hale, London. 1976)

THE ROAD TO HOLLYWOOD – MY FORTY YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE MOVIES
by Bob Hope and Bob Thomas (Doubleday, New York. 1977)

BOB HOPE – PORTRAIT OF A SUPERSTAR
by Charles Thompson (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1981)

BOB HOPE – A LIFE IN COMEDY
by William Robert Faith (Putnam, New York. 1982)

BOB HOPE – THE ROAD FROM ELTHAM
by Charles Higham (

DON’T SHOOT, IT’S ONLY ME
by Bob Hope, with Melville Shavelson (MacMillan, London. 1990)

BOB HOPE – THE ROAD WELL TRAVELLED
by Lawrence J. Quirk (Applause Books, ?. 1998)

BOB HOPE – A TRIBUTE
by Raymond Strait (Pinnacle Books / Kensington Publishing paperback, 2003)

Kenneth HORNE

SOLO FOR HORNE – THE BIOGRAPHY OF KENNETH HORNE
by Norman Hackforth (Angus & Robertson, London. 1976)

ROUND MR. HORNE – THE LIFE OF KENNETH HORNE
by Barry Johnston (Aurum Press, London. 2006)

Frankie HOWERD

ON THE WAY I LOST IT
by Frankie Howerd (W.H. Allen, London. 1976)

TITTER YE NOT! – THE LIFE OF FRANKIE HOWERD
by William Hall (Harper Collins / Grafton paperback, London. 1992)

STAR TURNS – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BENNY HILL AND FRANKIE HOWERD
by Barry Took (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 1992)

FRANKIE HOWERD – THE ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY
by Mick Middles (Headline, London. 2000)

THE COMPLETE FRANKIE HOWERD
by Robert Ross (Reynolds & Hearne, London. 2001)

FRANKIE HOWERD – STAND-UP COMIC
by Graham McCann (Fourth Estate, London. 2004)

Roy HUDD

A FART IN A COLANDER – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Roy Hudd (?. 2009)

Barry HUMPHRIES

THE REAL BARRY HUMPHRIES
by Peter Coleman (?, 1990)

DAME EDNA EVERAGE AND THE RISE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION BACKSTAGE WITH BARRY HUMPHRIES
by John Lahr (Bloomsbury, London. 1991)

MORE PLEASE
by Barry Humphries (Viking, London. 1992)

MY LIFE AND ME
by Barry Humphries (Viking, London. 2002)

HANDLING EDNA
by Barry Humphries (Hachett, London. 2009)

ONE MAN SHOW: THE STAGES OF BARRY HUMPHRIES
by Anne Pender (Harper/Collins, 2010)

Eddie IZZARD

DRESS TO KILL
by Eddie Izzard, David Quantick and Steve Double (Virgin, London. 1998)

Hattie JACQUES

HATTIE – THE AUTHORISED BIOGRAPHY OF HATTIE JACQUES
by Andy Merriman (?, 2008)

Sid JAMES

SID JAMES
by Cliff Goodwin (Century, London. 1995)

THE COMPLETE SID JAMES
by Robert Ross (Reynolds & Hearne, London. 2000)

SID JAMES – COCKNEY REBEL
by Robert Ross (JR Books, London. 2009)

David JASON

THE DAVID JASON STORY
by Stafford Hildred and Tim Ewbank (Blake paperback, London. 1991)

DAVID JASON – THE BIOGRAPHY
by Stafford Hildred and Tim Ewbank (Blake, London. 1997)

DAVID JASON – A LIFE IN PICTURES
by Stafford Hildred and Tim Ewbank (Blake, London. 1999)

Jimmy JEWEL

THREE TIMES LUCKY
by Jimmy Jewel (Enigma, London. 1982)

James Robertson JUSTICE

JAMES ROBERTSON JUSTICE – WHAT’S THE BLEEDING-TIME?
by James Hogg, Robert Sellers and Howard Watson (. 2007) 

Andy KAUFMAN

LOST IN THE FUNHOUSE – THE LIFE AND MIND OF ANDY KAUFMAN
by Bill Zehma (Allen & Unwin, ?. 1999)

Danny KAYE

THE LIFE STORY OF DANNY KAYE
by Dick Richards (Convoy Publications, London. 1949)

THE DANNY KAYE SAGA
by Kurt Singer (Robert Hale, London. 1956)

THE SECRET LIFE OF DANNY KAYE
by Michael Freedland (W.H. Allen, London. 1985)

NOBODY’S FOOL – THE LIVES OF DANNY KAYE
by Martin Gottfried (Simon & Schuster, New York. 1994)

Buster KEATON

MY WONDERFUL WORLD OF SLAPSTICK
by Buster Keaton, with Charles Samuels (Doubleday, New York. 1960 / George Allen and Unwin, London. 1967)

KEATON
by Rudy Blesh (Macmillan, New York. 1966)

BUSTER KEATON
by David Robinson (Secker and Warburg, London. 1969)

KEATON – THE MAN WHO WOULDN’T LIE DOWN
by Tom Dardis (Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York. 1979)

THE COMPLETE FILMS OF BUSTER KEATON
by Jim Kline (Citadel, New York. 1993)

BUSTER KEATON – CUT TO THE CHASE
by Marion Meade (Harper Collins, New York. 1995 / Bloomsbury, London. 1996)

Graham KENNEDY

THE GRAHAM KENNEDY STORY
no author credit (Southdown Press, Melbourne. 1958)

KING – THE LIFE AND COMEDY OF GRAHAM KENNEDY
by Graeme Blundell (Pan Macmillan, Sydney. 2003)

GRAHAM KENNEDY TREASURES – FRIENDS REMEMBER THE KING
by Mike McColl Jones (Miegunjah Press/Melbourne University Publishing, Melbourne. 2008)

Stan LAUREL and Oliver HARDY

MR. LAUREL & MR. HARDY
by John McCabe (Grosset & Dunlap, New York. 1966)

THE FILMS OF LAUREL AND HARDY
by William K. Everson (Citadel, New York. 196?)

THE LAUREL & HARDY BOOK
edited by Leonard Maltin (Curtis Books paperback, New York. 1973)

THE COMEDY WORLD OF STAN LAUREL
by John McCabe (Robson Books, London. 1975)

LAUREL & HARDY
by John McCabe, Al Kilgore and Richard W. Bann (E.P. Dutton, New York. 1975)

STAN – THE LIFE OF STAN LAUREL
by Fred Lawrence Guiles (Stein & Day, New York. 1980)

BABE – THE LIFE OF OLIVER HARDY
by John McCabe (Citadel Press, New York. 1989)

LAUREL AND HARDY – THE MAGIC BEHIND THE MOVIES
by Randy Skretvedt (Moonstone Press, Los Angeles. 1987)

THE LAUREL & HARDY ENCYCLOPEDIA
by Glenn Mitchell (Batsford paperback, London. 1995)

STAN AND OLLIE: THE ROOTS OF COMEDY
by Simon Louvish (Faber & Faber, London. 2002)

John Le MESURIER

A JOBBING ACTOR
by John Le Mesurier (Elm Tree Books / Hamish Hamilton, London. 1984)

Jerry LEWIS (see also Dean Martin)

KING OF COMEDY – THE LIFE AND ART OF JERRY LEWIS
by Shawn Levy (St. Martins, New York. 1996)

Robert LLEWELLYN

THE MAN IN THE RUBBER MASK
by Robert Llewellyn (Penguin paperback, London. 1994. new edition 1996)

THIN HE WAS AND FILTHY HAIRED: MEMOIRS OF A BAD BOY
by Robert Llewellyn (Penguin paperback, London. 1996)

Harold LLOYD

AN AMERICAN COMEDY
by Harold Lloyd (Longman’s, Green and Company, New York. 1928. Dover Publications paperback, New York. 1971)

HAROLD LLOYD’S WORLD OF COMEDY
by William Cahn (Duell, Sloan and Peace, New York. 1964)

HAROLD LLOYD – THE KING OF DAREDEVIL COMEDY
by Adam Reilly (Andre Deutsch, London. 1977)

HAROLD LLOYD
by Richard Schickel

THE HAROLD LLOYD ENCYCLOPEDIA
by Annette D’Agostina Lloyd (McFarland, 2004)

Hugh LLOYD

THANK GOD FOR A FUNNY FACE
by Hugh Lloyd (John Blake, London. 2002)

Jeremy LLOYD

LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY, I SHALL SAY THIS ONLY ONCE
by Jeremy Lloyd (B.B.C. Books, London. 1993)

Arthur LOWE

ARTHUR LOWE – DAD’S MEMORY
by Stephen Lowe (Virgin paperback, London. 199?)

Bernard MANNING

BERNARD MANNING
by Jonathan Margolis (Orion, London. 199?)

Dean MARTIN and Jerry LEWIS

EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY SOMETIME (ESPECIALLY HIMSELF)
by Arthur Marx (Hawthorn Books, New York. 1974)

Steve MARTIN

BORN STANDING UP
by Steve Martin (Simon & Schuster, London. 2007)

The MARX Brothers

THE MARX BROTHERS
by Kyle Crichton (Doubleday, New York. 1950 / Heinemann, London. 1951)

LIFE WITH GROUCHO
by Arthur Marx (Simon and Schuster, New York. 1954 / as GROUCHO by Victor Gollancz, London. 1954)

GROUCHO AND ME
by Groucho Marx (Bernard Geis, New York. 1959 / Victor Gollancz, London. 1959)

HARPO SPEAKS!
by Harpo Marx, with Rowland Barber (Bernard Geis, New York. 1961 / Victor Gollancz, London. 1961)

THE GROUCHO LETTERS
by Groucho Marx (Simon and Schuster, New York. 1967 / Michael Joseph, London. 1967)

THE MARX BROTHERS – THEIR WORLD OF COMEDY
by Allen Eyles (Zwemmer, London. 1966 / Barnes, New York. 1967)

THE MARX BROTHERS AT THE MOVIES
by Paul D. Zimmerman and Burt Goldblatt (Putnam, New York. 1968)

SON OF GROUCHO
by Arthur Marx (David McKay, New York. 1972)

GROUCHO, HARPO, CHICO AND SOMETIMES ZEPPO – A HISTORY OF THE MARX BROTHERS
Joe Adamson (Simon and Schuster, New York. 1973 / W.H. Allen, London. 1973)

THE MARX BROTHERS SCRAPBOOK
by Groucho Marx and Richard J. Anobile (Darien House, New York. 1973 / W.H. Allen, London. 1974)

THE GROUCHO PHILE
by Groucho Marx, with Hector Arce (Bobbs-Merrill, New York. 1976)

THE SECRET WORD IS GROUCHO
by Groucho Marx, with Hector Arce (Putnam, New York. 1976)

HELLO, I MUST BE GOING – GROUCHO AND HIS FRIENDS
by Charlotte Chandler (Doubleday, New York. 1978 / Robson, London. 1979)

GROUCHO
by Hector Arce (Putnam, New York. 1979)

GROWING UP WITH CHICO
by Maxine Marx (Prentice-Hall, New Jersey. 1980)

THE MARX BROTHERS ENCYCLOPEDIA
by Glenn Mitchell (Batsford, London. 1997)

MONKEY BUSINESS – THE LIVES AND LEGENDS OF THE MARX BROTHERS
by Simon Louvish (Faber and Faber paperback, London. 1999, St. Martins Press, New York. 2000)

GROUCHO – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JULIUS HENRY MARX
by Stefan Kanfer (Knopf, New York. 2000)

Jackie MASON

JACKIE, OY! – JACKIE MASON FROM BIRTH TO REBIRTH
by Jackie Mason, with Ken Gross (Little, Brown, Boston. 1988)

Rik MAYALL

BIGGER THAN HITLER, BETTER THAN CHRIST
by Rik Mayall (Harper Collins, London. 2005) 

Paul MERTON

MY STRUGGLE
by Paul Merton (Boxtree, London. 1995)

Max MILLER

MAX MILLER – THE CHEEKY CHAPPIE
by John M. East (W.H.Allen, London. 1977)

Spike MILLIGAN

ADOLPH HITLER – MY PART IN HIS DOWNFALL
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1971)

ROMMEL? GUNNER WHO?
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1974)

MONTY – HIS PART IN MY VICTORY
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1976)

THE SPIKE MILLIGAN LETTERS
edited by Norma Farnes (M. & J. Hobbs / Michael Joseph, London. 1977)

MUSSOLINI – HIS PART IN MY DOWNFALL
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1978)

MORE SPIKE MILLIGAN LETTERS
edited by Norma Farnes M. & J. Hobbs / Michael Joseph, London. 1984)

WHERE HAVE ALL THE BULLETS GONE?
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1985)

GOODBYE SOLDIER DEMOB
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1986)

IT ENDS WITH MAGIC … A MILLIGAN FAMILY STORY
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1990)

PEACE WORK
by Spike Milligan (Michael Joseph, London. 1991)

MILLIGAN – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF SPIKE MILLIGAN
by Dominic Behan

SPIKE MILLIGAN
by Pauline Scudamore (Granada, London. 1985)

SPIKE MILLIGAN – A CELEBRATION
by ? (Virgin, London. 199?)

A FAMILY ALBUM – AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY
by Spike Milligan (Virgin, London. 1999)

SPIKE MILLIGAN – THE BIOGRAPHY
by Humphrey Carpenter (Hodder & Stoughton, London. 2003)

SPIKE MILLIGAN – AN INTIMATE MEMOIR
by Norma Farnes (?, London. 2003)

Bob MONKHOUSE

CRYING WITH LAUGHTER
by Bob Monkhouse (Century, London. 1993)

OVER THE LIMIT
by Bob Monkhouse (Century, London. 1998)

Dudley MOORE

DUDLEY MOORE – AN INFORMAL BIOGRAPHY
by Jeff Lenburg (Putnam / Delilah paperback, New York. 1982)

DUDLEY
by Paul Donovan (W.H. Allen, London. 1988)

DUDLEY MOORE
by Barbra Paskin (Sidgwick & Jackson, London. 1997)

PETE & DUD – AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY
by Alexander Games (Andre Deutsch / Chameleon, London. 1999)

Eric MORECAMBE and Ernie WISE

ERIC & ERNIE – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MORECAMBE & WISE
by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, with Dennis Holman (W.H. Allen, London. 1973)

THERE’S NO ANSWER TO THAT – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY BY MORECAMBE & WISE
by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, with Michael Freedland (Arthur Barker, London. 1981)

FUNNY MAN – ERIC MORECAMBE
by Gary Morecambe (Methuen, London, 1982)

MORECAMBE AND WIFE
by Joan Morecambe, with Michael Leitch (Pelham Books, London. 1985)

THE ILLUSTRATED MORECAMBE
by Gary Morecambe (Macdonald / Queen Anne Press, London. 1987)

STILL ON MY WAY TO HOLLYWOOD
by Ernie Wise (Gerald Duckworth, London. 1990)

MORECAMBE AND WISE – BEHIND THE SUNSHINE
by Gary Morecambe and Martin Sterling (Robson, London. 1994)

MORECAMBE & WISE – YOU CAN’T SEE THE JOIN
by Jeremy Novick (Andre Deutsch / Chameleon, London. 1997)

MORECAMBE AND WISE
by Graham McCann (Fourth Estate, London. 1999)

MEMORIES OF ERIC
by Gary Morecambe and Martin Sterling (Andre Deutsch, London. 1999)

ERIC MORECAMBE – LIFE’S NOT HOLLYWOOD, IT’S CRICKLEWOOD
by Gary Morecambe (?, 2003)

MORECAMBE AND WISE – UNSEEN
by William Cook (Harper Collins, London. 2005)

MORECAMBE AND WISE – UNTOLD
by William Cook (Harper Collins, London. 2007)

YOU’LL MISS ME WHEN I’M GONE – THE LIFE AND WORK OF ERIC MORECAMBE
by Gary Morecambe (Harper Collins, London. 2009)

*** Gary Morecambe also co-authored HARD ACT TO FOLLOW (Blake, London. 1997) which contains a chapter about his father

Zero MOSTEL

ZERO DANCES – A BIOGRAPHY OF ZERO MOSTEL
by Arthur Sainer (Limelight Editions. 1998)

Frank MUIR

A KENTISH LAD
by Frank Muir (Bantam Press, London. 1997)

Arthur MULLARD

OH, YUS, IT’S ARTHUR MULLARD
by Arthur Mullard (Everest Books paperback, London. 1977)

Eddie MURPHY

EDDIE MURPHY – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF A COMIC ON THE EDGE
by Frank Sanello (Carol / Birch Lane. 1997)

Denis NORDEN

CLIPS FROM A LIFE
by Denis Norden (Fourth Estate, London. 2008)

Brendan O’CARROLL

THE REAL MRS. BROWN
by Brendan O’Carroll (2013)

Bill ODDIE

ONE FLEW INTO THE CUCKOO’S EGG – MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Bill Oddie (Hodder & Stoughton, London. 2008)

Vic OLIVER

MR. SHOWBUSINESS
by Vic Oliver (George Harrap, London. 1955)

OUR GANG

OUR GANG – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE LITTLE RASCALS
by Leonard Maltin and Richard W. Bann (Crown Publishers, New York. 1977)

Michael PALIN

MICHAEL PALIN
by Jonathan Margolis (Orion Media, London. 1997)

THE LIFE OF PALIN
by Jeremy Novick (Headline Press, London. 2001)

MICHAEL PALIN DIARIES 1969-1979 – THE PYTHON YEARS
by Michael Palin (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London. 2006)

MICHAEL PALIN DIARIES 1980-1988 – HALFWAY TO HOLLYWOOD
by Michael Palin (Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London. 2009)

Nicholas PARSONS

THE STRAIGHT MAN – MY LIFE IN COMEDY
by Nicholas Parsons (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London. 1994)

BILL PERTWEE

A FUNNY WAY TO MAKE A LIVING
by Bill Pertwee (Sunburst Books, London. 1996)

Leslie PHILLIPS

HELLO – THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Leslie Phillips (Orion, London. 2006)

Sandy POWELL

CAN YOU HEAR ME, MOTHER? – SANDY POWELL’S LIFETIME OF MUSIC HALL
by Sandy Powell, with Harry Stanley (Jupiter Books, London. 1975)

Richard PRYOR

PRYOR CONVICTIONS AND OTHER LIFE SENTENCES (Revolver, ?. 2005)

Frank RANDALL

KING TWIST – A PORTRAIT OF FRANK RANDALL
by Jeff Nuttall (Routledge & Keegan Paul, London. 1978)

Ted RAY

RAISING THE LAUGHS
by Ted Ray (Werner Laurie, London. 1952)

Al READ

IT’S ALL IN THE BOOK
by Al Read, with Robin Cross (W.H. Allen, London. 1985)

Vic REEVES and Bob MORTIMER

REEVES AND MORTIMER
by Bruce Dessau (Orion, London. 1998)

Beryl REID

SO MUCH LOVE
by Beryl Reid, with Eric Braun (Hutchinson, London. 1984)

Roy RENE

MO’S MEMOIRS
by Roy Rene, with Max Harris and Elizabeth Lambert (Reed & Harris, Melbourne. 1945)

A MAN CALLED MO
by Fred Parsons (Heinemann, Melbourne. 1973)

Joan RIVERS

ENTER TALKING
by Joan Rivers (Delacorte Press, New York. 1986)

STILL TALKING
by Joan Rivers (Random House, New York. 1991)

Brian RIX

MY FARCE FROM MY ELBOW
by Brian Rix (?. 1974)

FARCE ABOUT FACE
by Brian Rix (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1989)

TOUR DE FARCE
by Brian Rix

LIFE IN THE FARCE LANE
by Brian Rix (Andre Deutsch, London. 1995)

Peter ROGERS

MR. CARRY ON – THE LIFE AND WORK OF PETER ROGERS
by Morris Bright and Robert Ross (BBC, London. 2000)

Will ROGERS

WILL ROGERS
by Jerome Beatty (Saalfield Publishing, New York. 1935)

OUR WILL ROGERS
by Jack Lait (Greenberg, New York. 1935)

WILL ROGERS – HIS WIFE’S STORY
by Betty Rogers (Bobbs-Merrill, New York. 1941)

OUR WILL ROGERS
by Homer Croy (Duell, Sloan and Pearce, New York. 1953)

WILL ROGERS – THE MAN AND HIS TIMES
by Richard M. Ketchum (Simon & Schuster, New York. 1973)

THE WILL ROGERS SCRAPBOOK
by Bryan B. Sterling (Bonanza Books, New York. 1976)

WILL ROGERS IN HOLLYWOOD
by Bryan B. Sterling and Frances N. Sterling (Crown Publishers, New York. 1984)

Leonard ROSSITER

LEONARD ROSSITER
by Robert Tanitch (Robert Royce, London. 1985)

Margaret RUTHERFORD

MARGARET RUTHERFORD – AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY
by Margaret Rutherford, with Gwen Robyns (W.H. Allen, London. 1972)

A BLITHE SPIRIT
by Dawn Langley Simmons (Arthur Baker, London. 1983)

MARGARET RUTHERFORD – DREADNAUGHT WITH GOOD MANNERS
by Andy Merriman (?. 2009)

Jennifer SAUNDERS

BONKERS – MY LIFE IN LAUGHS
by Jennifer Saunders (2013)

Harry SECOMBE

GOON ABROAD
by Harry Secombe (Robson Books, London. 1982)

ARIAS AND RASPBERRIES
by Harry Secombe (Robson Books, London. 1989)

STRAWBERRIES AND CHEAM
by Harry Secombe (Robson Books, London. 1996)

Peter SELLERS

PETER SELLERS – THE MASK BEHIND THE MASK
by Peter Evans (Leslie Frewin, London. 1969)

PETER SELLERS
by Alexander Walker (Macmillian, London. 1981)

P.S. I LOVE YOU
by Michael Sellers (Collins, London. 1981)

PETER SELLERS
by Derek Sylvester (Proteus paperback, London. 1981)

REMEMBERING PETER SELLERS
by Graham Stark (Robson Books, London. 1990)

PETER SELLERS – A FILM HISTORY
by Michael Starr (McFarland. 1991 / Robert Hale, London. 1992)

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF PETER SELLERS
by Roger Lewis (Century, London. 1994. abridged version published by Applause Books, 1997)

PETER SELLERS – A CELEBRATION
by Adrian Rigelsford and Geoff Tibballs (Virgin Books, London. 1997)

MR. STRANGELOVE
by Ed Sikov (Sidgwick & Jackson, London. 2002)

*** Michael Sellers also co-authored HARD ACT TO FOLLOW (Blake, London. 1997) which contains a chapter about his father

Mack SENNETT

FATHER GOOSE
by Gene Fowler (?, New York. 1934)

KING OF COMEDY
by Mack Sennett, with Cameron Shipp (Peter Davies, London.1955)

KOPS AND CUSTARDS – THE LEGEND OF KEYSTONE FILMS
by Kalton C. Lahue and Terry Brewer (University Of Oklahoma Press. 1968)

MACK SENNETT’S KEYSTONE
by Kalton C. Lahue (A.S. Barnes, New York. 1971)

Phil SILVERS

THIS LAUGH IS ON ME – THE PHIL SILVERS STORY
by Phil Silvers, with Robert Saffron (Prentice-Hall, New Jersey. 1973)

Alastair SIM

DANCE AND SKYLARK – FIFTY YEARS WITH ALASTAIR SIM
by Naomi Sim (Bloomsbury, London. 1987)

ALASTAIR SIM – THE STAR OF SCROOGE AND THE BELLES OF ST. TRINIAN’S
by Mark Simpson (?. 2008)

Joan SIMS

HIGH SPIRITS
by Joan Sims (Partridge, London. 2000)

Red SKELTON

RED SKELTON
by Arthur Marx (E.P. Dutton, New York. 1979)

Linda SMITH

DRIVING MISS SMITH – A MEMOIR OF LINDA SMITH
by Warren Lakin (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 2007)

Howard STERN

PRIVATE PARTS
by Howard Stern (?, 1993)

HOWARD STERN – KING OF ALL MEDIA
by Paul D. Colford (St. Martin’s, New York. 1997)

Eric SYKES

ERIC SYKES’ COMEDY HEROES
by Eric Sykes (Virgin, London. 2003)

IF I DON’T WRITE IT, NOBODY ELSE WILL
by Eric Sykes (Fourth Estate, London. 2005)

TERRY-THOMAS

THREE MEN AND A GIMMICK – PETER CUSHING, TERRY-THOMAS AND ARTHUR ASKEY
by Robert Hirst (The World’s Work Ltd., London. 1957)

FILLING THE GAP
by Terry-Thomas (Max Parrish, London. 1959)

TERRY-THOMAS TELLS TALL TALES
by Terry-Thomas, with Terry Daum (Robson, London. 1990)

THE COMPLETE TERRY-THOMAS
by Robert Ross (Reynolds & Hearne, London. 2002)

BOUNDER! – THE BIOGRAPHY OF TERRY-THOMAS
by Graham McCann (Aurum Press, London. 2008)

The THREE STOOGES

MOE HOWARD & THE THREE STOOGES
by Moe Howard (Citadel Press, New Jersey. 1977)

THE THREE STOOGES SCRAPBOOK
by Jeff Lenburg, Joan Howard Maurer and Greg Lenburg (Citadel Press, New Jersey. 1982)

CURLY – AN ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHY OF THE SUPERSTOOGE
by Joan Howard Maurer (Citadel Press, New Jersey. 1985)

THE STOOGES LOST EPISODES
by Tom Forrester, with Jeff Forrester (Contemparary Books, Chicago. 1988)

FROM AMALGAMATED MORONS TO AMERICAN ICONS – THE THREE STOOGES AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY
by Michael Fleming (Doubleday, New York. 1999)

Lily TOMLIN

LILY TOMLIN – WOMAN OF A THOUSAND FACES
by Jeff Sorensen (St. Martin’s Press, New York. 1989)

Jack TRAIN

UP AND DOWN THE LINE
by Jack Train (Odhams, London. 1956)

Tommy TRINDER

THE TOMMY TRINDER STORY
by Tommy Trinder (McKechnie magazine, Melbourne. 195?)

Reg VARNEY

THE LITTLE CLOWN
by Reg Varney (Hodder and Stoughton, London. 1990)

Max WALL

THE FOOL ON THE HILL
by Max Wall, with Peter Ford (Quartet Books, London. 1975)

Jack WARNER

JACK OF ALL TRADES
by Jack Warner (W.H.Allen, London. 1975)

Molly WEIR

STEPPING INTO THE SPOTLIGHT
by Molly Weir

WALKING INTO THE LYONS’ DEN
by Molly Weir (Hutchinson, London. 1977)

Mae WEST

GOODNESS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT
by Mae West (Prentice-Hall, New York. 1959 / W.H. Allen, London. 1960,
new enlarged edition: Macfadden-Bartell paperback, New York. 1970)

THE FILMS OF MAE WEST
by Jon Tuska (Citadel Press, New Jersey. 1973)

COME UP AND SEE ME SOMETIME
by David Hanna (Tower Publications paperback, New York. 1976)

MAE WEST
by Fergus Cashin (W.H. Allen, London. 1981)

MAE WEST
by George Eells and Stanley Musgrove (William Morrow, New York. 1982)

MAE WEST – A BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY
by Carol M. Ward (Greenwood Press, Westport, Connecticut. 1989)

MAE WEST – EMPRESS OF SEX
by Maurice Leonard (Harper Collins, New York. 1992)

WHEN I’M BAD, I’M BETTER
(also published as)
THE QUEEN OF CAMP – MAE WEST, SEX AND POPULAR CULTURE
by Marybeth Hamilton (Harper Collins, New York. 1995)

BECOMING MAE WEST
by Emily Wortis Leider (Da Capo Press, New York. 2000)

MAE WEST – AN ICON IN BLACK AND WHITE
by Jill Watts (Oxford University Press, New York. 2001)

MAE WEST – IT AIN’T NO SIN
by Simon Louvish (Faber & faber, London. 2006)

June WHITFIELD

… AND JUNE WHITFIELD
by June Whitfield (Bantam Press, London. 2000)

AT A GLANCE – AN ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS LIFE
by June Whitfield (?. 2009)

Kenneth WILLIAMS

JUST WILLIAMS
by Kenneth Williams (J.M. Dent, London. 1985)

KENNETH WILLIAMS
by Michael Freedland (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London. 1990)

THE KENNETH WILLIAMS DIARIES
edited by Russell Davies (Harper Collins, London. 1993)

THE KENNETH WILLIAMS LETTERS
edited by Russell Davies (Harper Collins, London. 1994)

KENNETH WILLIAMS UNSEEN
by Wes Butters and Russell Davies (Harper Collins, London. 2008)

BORN BRILLIANT – THE LIFE OF KENNETH WILLIAMS
by Christopher Stevens (Aurum, London. 2010)

Robin WILLIAMS

THE ROBIN WILLIAMS SCRAPBOOK
by Stephen Spignesi (Citadel Press paperback, New Jersey. 1997)

THE LIFE AND HUMOR OF ROBIN WILLIAMS
by Jay David (Quill / William Morrow paperback, New York. 1999)

Flip WILSON

ON STAGE FLIP WILSON
by Thomas Braun (Creative Education, Minnesota. 1976)

Richard WILSON

ONE FOOT ON THE STAGE
by James Roose-Evans (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London. 1996)

Barbara WINDSOR

THE LAUGHTER AND TEARS OF A COCKNEY SPARROW
by Barbara Windsor, with Joan Flory (Century, London. 1990)

Mike and Bernie WINTERS

SHAKE A PAGODA TREE
by Mike and Bernie Winters (W.H. Allen, London. 1976)

THE SUNNY SIDE OF WINTERS
by Mike Winters (JR Books. 2010)

Norman WISDOM

DON’T LAUGH AT ME COS I’M A FOOL
by Norman Wisdom (?)

*** HARD ACT TO FOLLOW by Michael Sellers and Gary Morecambe (Blake, London. 1997)
contains a chapter by Nick Wisdom reminiscing about his father

Victoria WOOD

THE FUNNY SIDE OF VICTORIA WOOD
by Bruce Dessau (Orion Media, London. 1997)

VICTORIA WOOD – THE BIOGRAPHY
By Neil Brandwood (Ted Smart/Virgin, London. 2002)

Mike YARWOOD

AND THIS IS ME!
by Mike Yarwood (Jupiter, London. 1974)

IMPRESSIONS OF MY LIFE
by Mike Yarwood, with Linda Dearsley (Collins / Willow, London. 1986)

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