Ken Goodwin (comedian)

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Ken Goodwin
Birth name William Kenneth Unwin[1]
Born (1933-04-07)7 April 1933
Manchester, Lancashire, England
Died 18 February 2012(2012-02-18) (aged 78)
Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales
Medium Stand-up comedy
Notable works and roles The Comedians

Ken Goodwin (7 April 1933 – 18 February 2012) was an English comedian best known for his performances on the ITV Television show The Comedians.[2]

Goodwin was a great fan of George Formby. He did various jobs and started performing in working men's clubs, telling jokes and playing the ukulele. He then performed on the Royal Variety Show in 1971 and in a summer season at the London Palladium, before his television break on Opportunity Knocks followed by The Comedians. He also appeared on BBC TVs The Good Old Days.[3]

He died on 18 February 2012 in a home in Rhos-on-Sea, North Wales having lived in nearby Llandudno since his retirement.[4]


  1. ^ Ken Goodwin obituary. The Guardian
  2. ^ Jamieson, Teddy (2004) "The Last Laugh", Glasgow Herald, 15 May 2004, p. 20
  3. ^ Eddie Pedder (1985). Who's Who on Television, 3rd Edition. Michael Joseph. ISBN 0-907965-31-8. 
  4. ^ Phillips, Judith (23 February 2012). "Comedian Ken Goodwin dies at Rhos-on-Sea nursing home". North Wales Weekly News. Retrieved 23 February 2012. 

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