Bernard Cribbins Death – We are extremely devastated to announce the death of Bernard Cribbins, an English actor and singer whose career spanned seven decades.
Bernard Cribbins passed away on July 28,2022 at the age of 93.
Bernard Cribbins cause of Death is still unknown at this moment, we will update you as soon as we have more information about his cause of Death.
Bernard Joseph Cribbins was born on 29 December 1928 in the Derker area of Oldham, Lancashire, the son of cotton weaver Ethel (née Clarkson; 1898–1989) and World War I veteran John Edward Cribbins (1896–1964). He had two siblings, alongside whom he grew up close to poverty. He described his father as a “jack of all trades” who also dabbled in acting. Cribbins left school at the age of 13 and found a job as an assistant stage manager at a local theatre club, where he also took some small acting roles,and then served an apprenticeship at the Oldham Repertory Theatre.
Cribbins made his first West End theatre appearance in 1956 at the Arts Theatre, playing the two Dromios in A Comedy of Errors, and co-starred in the first West End productions of Not Now Darling, There Goes the Bride and Run for Your Wife. He also starred in the revue And Another Thing, and recorded a single of a song from the show titled “Folksong”.
In 1962, three comic song recordings performed by Cribbins were released and entered the UK Singles Chart. “The Hole in the Ground” was about an annoyed workman who eventually buries a harasser. “Right Said Fred” was about three workmen who struggle to move an unspecified heavy and awkward object into or out of a building. Both these songs were produced by George Martin for Parlophone, with music by Ted Dicks and lyrics by Myles Rudge. “Hole in the Ground” and “Right Said Fred” both reached the top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The third and final Cribbins single of the year was “Gossip Calypso”, which was another top 30 hit.
Cribbins’ later theatre credits include the roles of Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls at the National Theatre, Moonface Martin in Anything Goes with Elaine Paige at the Prince Edward Theatre, Dolittle in My Fair Lady at the Houston Opera House, Texas and Watty Watkins in George Gershwin’s Lady, Be Good at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and on tour. He also appeared in numerous pantomimes. He appeared in the BBC CBeebies Proms (Number 11 & 13) at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 July 2014 as Old Jack.
National Life Stories conducted an interview (C1173/14) with Cribbins on his memories of Richard Negri in 2006 for its An Oral History of Theatre Design collection held by the British Library.