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Norman Wisdom

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Georgie Thomas remembers how between 1950 - 52 Norman Wisdom gained overnight fame and still returned to the Grand for panto:
"He was here for 2 years. He was an unknown person the first year he was here and between the first and second year, he’d been on the TV, at the Palladium, he’s really made a name for himself. But Mr. Salberg had signed him up for another year, so I s’ pose he couldn’t get out of it, so he was very well known the second time he came. He lived in a touring caravan at the side of the Fox Inn, next to the Molineux Football ground. He used to walk across to the theatre every day.”
Signed picture courtesy of June Jennings, givento her grandmother Mrs Pilkington ("Pilky") who worked in the Grand Theatre bar during 1940's and 1950's.
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