Syd Walker

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Syd Walker
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Sydney Kirkman

(1886-03-22)22 March 1886
Salford, Lancashire, England
Died13 January 1945(1945-01-13) (aged 58)
Hove, Sussex, England
OccupationComedian & actor
Spouse(s)Lily (Lydia) Louie Margaret Kirkman
Children Pete Walker

Syd Walker (22 March 1886, in Salford, Lancashire – 13 January 1945, in Hove, Sussex) was a British actor and comedian. [1] He was a music hall comic and a regular on BBC radio's Band Waggon (19381939) as Mr. Walker, a philosophic rag-and-bone man with the popular catch phrase "what would you do, chums?" [2] [3] He was also the father of film director Pete Walker. [4]



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