Saturday, July 31, 2010

Remembering Percy Herbert

Percy Herbert was born in London, England on July 31, 1920. During World War II Herbert became a prisoner of war when he was captured by the Japanese in Singapore. After the war he was discovered by Dame Sybil Thorndike and launched a stage career. Percy specialized in playing soldiers in such films as “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957), “Tunes of Glory” (1960) and “The Wild Geese” (1978) as well as comedy roles in such films as “Barnacle Bill” (1957), “Call Me Bwana” (1963) and two “Carry On” films. His Euro-westerns consisted of “Carry on Cowboy” (1965), “Captain Apache” (1970) and “Man in the Wilderness” (1971). He was a regular on the TV series “Cimmaron Strip”with “Captain Apache” co-star Stuart Whitman. Herbert died of a heart attack on December 6, 1992 in Kent, England. Today we remember Percy Herbert on what would have been his 90th birthday.

1 comment:

  1. Hi there

    Percy Herbert was my Uncle, its great to see he is still being remmembered after so many years.

    Chris Herbert

    Australia 27th November 2012