22 March 1886
|Died||13 January 1945 58) (aged|
|Occupation||Comedian & actor|
|Spouse(s)||Lily (Lydia) Louie Margaret Kirkman|
Syd Walker (22 March 1886, in Salford, Lancashire – 13 January 1945, in Hove, Sussex) was a British actor and comedian. –1939) as Mr. Walker, a philosophic rag-and-bone man with the popular catch phrase "what would you do, chums?" He was also the father of film director Pete Walker.He was a music hall comic and a regular on BBC radio's Band Waggon (1938
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