Larry Grayson (31 August 1923 – 7 January 1995), born William Sulley White, was an English comedian and television presenter who was best known in the 1970s and early '80s. He is best remembered for hosting the BBC's popular series The Generation Game and for his high camp and English music hall humour. His camp stand-up act consisted mainly of anecdotes about a cast of imaginary friends; the most frequently mentioned were Everard and Slack Alice.
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Larry Grayson’s story has been dramatically transformed by the discovery in a warehouse in Malvern, Worcestershire, of an unfinished autobiography by the late King of Camp. Seems like a nice boy’ - then, running his fingers fastidiously over a surface: ‘Look at the muck in ’ere!’. And the most repeated of all: ‘Shut that door!’ It was cold, dark and wet on the street, but the man in the raincoat didn’t care. Like his idol Judy Garland, the movie star who had seen his act and laughed until she cried, he was somewhere over the rainbow.
Trailer for Larry Grayson documentary Shut That Door! The programme Michael Barrymore is set to make a ITV comeback after 16 years. Trailer for Larry Grayson documentary Shut That Door! The programme Michael Barrymore is set to make a ITV comeback after 16 years.
With Helen Lederer, Larry Grayson, Jon Culshaw, Michael Barrymore. Himself - Vision Mixer, 'The Generation Game'. Himself - Author, 'Shut That Door!' See full cast . View production, box office, & company info.
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With reference to Larry's red autobiography draft, the film looks at how Larry persevered until finding fame at the age of fifty, when he was suddenly an overnight sensation on television after a long wait. Download from free file storage.
Larry Grayson brought high camp to television in the Seventies with his catchphrases "Shut that door!" and "What a gay day!", and his references to fictional characters such as Everard, Slack Alice and Apricot Lil, delivered with pursed lips and hand-on-hip flouncing. After spending much of his career in variety, Grayson found his greatest fame on television as host of The Generation Game, taking over from Bruce Forsyth and finding new heights of popularity to the game-show that featured relatives of different generations and a host of prizes
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|A||Shut That Door
Written-By – Worth*, Peacock*
Written-By – Sharp*, Dulay*
- Published By – Toby Music
- Published By – Worthwhile Songs
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – York Records Ltd.
- Produced For – G.L. Productions
- Record Company – The Decca Record Company Limited
- Producer – Peter Dulay
|SYK 529||Larry Grayson||Shut That Door (7", Single, Promo)||York Records||SYK 529||UK||1972|