Jimmy Tarbuck Obe - Sharing 50 Years Of Memories

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Tarby, as he is known to millions of TV viewers, is one of the country's most evergreen performers and a master of light entertainment.Having successful spent more than 50 years in the notoriously fickle world of show business, Jimmy Tarbuck has hosted numerous television shows, variety shows, chat shows and games shows and his cheeky grin and boy-next-door charms have won him fans far away from his native Liverpool.However, Tarby is at his best in front of a live audience. In his show he will be sharing anecdotes, demonstrating his quickfire wit and thoroughly entertaining the audience in a show which promises comedy for grown-ups rather than adult comedy.During the evening, Tarby will be using photos and video footage to take audiences on a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a wealth of hugely funny stories and anecdotes ranging from being at school and in the same class as John Lennon to playing golf with Bing Crosby.The Liverpool born comic and entertainer was spotted by the late Val Parnell while working as a Butlins Redcoat, and made his TV debut aged 22 on Comedy Bandbox.Soon afterwards he made several guest appearances on Sunday Night Live At The London Palladiumfor Val Parnell until he became the resident compere in September 1965 aged just 25 years old. After this fabulous start to his career, Jimmy was soon in great demand headlining top variety shows, and soon his own TV series. During the 1970s and 1980s, Tarby was rarely off the screen as programmes such as The Jimmy Tarbuck Show, Winner Takes All, Tarby and Friendsand the LiveFrom?.series attracted millions on TV viewers each week.Following the decline of variety on television Jimmy is much in demand as one of Britain's top cabaret artistes and after-dinner speakers, and he regularly hosted many of the top award and business events. When he is not entertaining his corporate, television and theatre audiences he can be found on the golf course or supporting his beloved Liverpool Football Club.During his illustrious career, Jimmy Tarbuck, has achieved many awards as both an entertainer and a charity fundraiser. He has received the top Varity Club of Great Britain award of Show Business Personality of the Year and he has been made an Officer of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem for his charity work. He was also been honoured by an hour-long special of This Is Your Lifeand in 1994, was awarded the OBE for his services to show business and charity. Jimmy is President of Diabetes UK.


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