Ronald Shiner

Ronald Alfred Shiner (8 June 1903, London – 29 June 1966, London) was a British stand-up comedian and comedic actor whose career encompassed film, West End theatre and music hall. When he was seventeen, he joined the Royal Northwest Mounted Police, after which he became a signalman and a wireless operator, then a farmer. Army concerts gave him a taste for the stage. His film debut was in Dr Syn. In 1952 he was voted Britain's most popular local male star in the cinema. He starred in the London production of Aladdin as Widow Twankey with Bob Monkhouse at The Coliseum in 1960. In retirement he owned a pub at Blackboys in Sussex.


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