Charlie Naughton

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Charles John "Charlie" Naughton (21 April 1886, Glasgow – 11 February 1976, London) was a Scottish comedian.

He was a member of The Crazy Gang, and part of a double act with fellow Glaswegian Jimmy Gold. In 1955, he starred in the first Guinness television commercial, playing the zoo-keeper with a German seal.

He died at the age of 89 in 1976.

His daughter, Sally , was a pre-war actress on stage and with British-Gaumont films, appearing under the name Sally Stewart. As a 23-year-old she married in an Edinburgh solicitor's office in January 1939 to Peter Croft, 21-year-old British film actor, son of Ann Croft, actress.

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