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Frank Muir (born as Frank Herbert Muir in Ramsgate, Kent, England, died in Thorpe, Surrey, England) was a famous Writer from England, who lived between February 5, 1920 and January 2, 1998.


Frank Herbert Muir was a comedy writer, television actor and radio comedian.

He studied at the Chatham House Grammar School in Ramsgate, Kent, and the Leyton County High School for Boys in London. Frank Muir joined the Royal Air Force during World War II became a technician in photography, was assigned to Iceland. While there, he collaborated with the radio station of the forces stationed there.

After returning to civilian life, he began writing scripts for Jimmy Edwards. When teamed with Dick Edwards on BBC Bentley, Muir was associated with Denis Norden, screenwriter Bentley, collaboration that lasted most of his career. The vehicle created for Bentley and Edwards, Take It From Here, was written by Muir and Norden between 1948 and 1959, a final season in 1960 used other writers.

In 1949 Muir married Polly McIrvine. They had two children, Jamie (born in 1952 and TV producer) and Sally (born 1954).

Muir and Norden continued to write for Edwards when he began working for the BBC series Whack-O and Faces of Jim. With Norden, in 1962, was responsible for the television adaptation of the novel by Henry Cecil Leon Brothers in Law, where he worked a young Richard Briers.

In addition, the couple was invited to perform at a new radio show literary humor, My Word!. Frank Muir took, like Norden, a spin-off of My Word!, My Music.

In 1954 Muir founded a society drama fans, "Thorpe Players", in Thorpe, Surrey, where he lived for several years. He wrote and presented several shows, including programs satiric 1960's That Was The Week That Was and The Frost Report. It was well known to viewers as team captain of the BBC Two series Call My Bluff, in addition to commercials that provided the voice, including Cadbury plc brand, Batchelors and Unigate milk.

In the sixties Muir was an advisor to the BBC, and in 1969 he joined London Weekend Television chain as Head of Entertainment.

In 1976, Muir wrote The Frank Muir Book: An irreverent companion to social history, a collection of anecdotes and phrases from different topics as they were under "Music", "Education", "Literature," "Theatre", "Art" and "Food and drink. " The phrases were interspersed with comments from Muir.

A similar format to The Frank Muir Book was used in his BBC radio series of Frank Muir Goes Into ..., which worked Alfred Marks. Muir published books based on that series. Muir's principal work, The Oxford Book of Humorous Prose, who used a similar format, but with aspirations beyond mere entertainment, was published in 1990.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac aquarius, who is known for Knowledge, Humanitarian, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous. Our collection contains 2 quotes who is written / told by Frank.

Related authors: Richard Briers, Denis Norden

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Famous quotes by Frank Muir (2)

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"Strategy is buying a bottle of fine wine when you take a lady out for dinner. Tactics is getting her to drink it"
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"Wit is a weapon. Jokes are a masculine way of inflicting superiority. But humor is the pursuit of a gentle grin, usually in solitude"