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Eric Morecambe OBE
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Eric Morecambe OBE

Iconic entertainer and half of legendary comedy duo Morecambe & Wise
Eric Morecambe OBE

John Eric Bartholomew




Friday 14 May 1926


28 May 1984

Eric Morecambe OBE
Bio Details

Full name

John Eric Bartholomew





Date of birth

Friday 14 May 1926

Birth place

Morecambe, City of Lancaster, Lancashire, England, UK

Date of death:

28 May 1984

Place of death

Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough, Gloucestershire, England, UK

Cause of death

Heart Attack





1963 - Television light entertainment - Individual award
1969 - Best light entertainment personality
1970 - Best light entertainment performance
1971 - BAFTA Special Award
1972 - Best light entertainment performance
1973 - Best light entertainment performance
1976 - Best light entertainment programme/series
1977 - Best light entertainment programme/series
1999 - Fellowship award

Other Awards & Honours

Variety Club of Great Britain: Showbusiness Peronalities of the year - 1964
Variety Club of Great Britain: Other awards in 1974, 1976 and 1978.
Pipe Smoker Of The Year - 1970
Madame Tussaud’s Wax Figures - 1972
Eric and Ern Awarded OBE - Nov 24th 1974
The Freedom of the City of London - 1976
Honorary Degree from The University of Lancaster - 1977
Eric statue in Morecambe - 1999
Funniest person of the 20th Century - 1999
4th Greatest Comedy Act Ever - 2005

Partners of 
Eric Morecambe OBE

Relationship History

Joan Morecambe


3 children together

11 Dec 1952

Professional Partners

Ernie Wise OBE

Comedy Double Act

performing together from 1941
performing together until 28 May 1984

Eric Morecambe OBE Children

Gail Morecambe

born 1953, age 65
with Joan Morecambe

Gary Morecambe

born 1956, age 62
with Joan Morecambe

Stephen Morecambe

born 1969, age 50 (approx.)
adopted with Joan Morecambe

Eric Morecambe OBE Partner(s) Other Children


Eric Morecambe OBE Family

Eric Morecambe OBE's parents:

Eric Morecambe OBE's father was George Bartholomew Eric Morecambe OBE's mother was Sadie Bartholomew

Eric Morecambe OBE's children:

Eric Morecambe OBE's daughter is Gail Morecambe Eric Morecambe OBE's son is Gary Morecambe Eric Morecambe OBE's adopted son is Stephen Morecambe

Eric Morecambe OBE's current partners:

Eric Morecambe OBE's wife was Joan Morecambe