Most of my contemporaries at school entered the World of Business, the logical destiny of bores.
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|17th April, 1934
John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE is an Australian comedian, satirist, artist, author and character actor. He is best known for his on stage and television alter egos Dame Edna Everage, a Melbourne housewife and gigastar, and Sir Les Patterson, Australia's foul-mouthed cultural attaché to the Court of St. James's. In 2000 Humphries took his Dame Edna The Royal Tour show to North America winning the inaugural Special Tony Award for a Live Theatrical Event in 2000 and won two National Broadway Theatre Awards for Best Play and for Best Actor in 2001. Asked by an Australian journalist what it was like to win a Tony Award, he said it was like winning a thousand Gold Logies at the same time. Humphries is a film producer and script writer, a star of London's West End musical theatre, an award winning writer and an accomplished landscape painter. For his delivery of Dadaist and absurdist humour to millions, biographer Anne Pender described Humphries in 2010 as not only the most significant theatrical figure of our time the most significant comedian to emerge since Charlie Chaplin.
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