Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Remembering... Reg Varney


Reg Varney - the popular star of the long-running British sitcom On the Buses and notable for being the first person in Britain to use an ATM, in June 1967 - died on this day in 2008; he was 92. Although best known for On the Buses Varney first became a household name for his part in another, earlier sitcom called The Rag Trade; both series were written by the writing team of Ronald Chesney and Ronald Wolfe.

After he'd done with TV, by the mid-70s, Varney toured the world with a cabaret act, and later a stage version of On the Buses, until ill-health forced him into retirement in the 1990s.
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