Thursday, March 16, 2017

RIP Kenneth Wilkes

Kenneth Wilkes was born in Buckinghamshire, England on October 9, 1923, and raised in London. He served in the British Army in Italy and Iraq during the Second World War and was the proud recipient of three military service medals. After graduating from theatre school and performing in London-area theatres, he moved to Canada in 1957. Within one year he received the Best Actor Award at the Dominion Drama Festival for his performance as Vladimir in Waiting for Godot. The curtain had been raised on a distinguished career in theatre, film, radio drama and television that would span half a century. Kenny died in Toronto, Ontario, Canada of cancer on March 12, 2017. He appeared as Curry in the Euro-western TV series ‘The Campbells’ in 1986.

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