East, John (Marlborough) 1936-2003

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EAST, John (Marlborough) 1936-2003

OBITUARY NOTICE—See index for CA sketch: Born September 10, 1936, in London, England; died April 1, 2003. Actor, publicist, and author. East came from a family of actors and theater managers and was a personal friend of vaudeville comedian Max Miller, about whom he wrote his well-known biography Max Miller: The Cheeky Chappie (1977). East considered Miller, a friend of East's parents, to be a second father because the comedian often looked after him during summers. Inspired by Miller's stories of his own career, East went into show business as a teenager, beginning with vaudeville and pantomime acts and eventually becoming a radio presenter in the 1960s. As a television actor in the late 1960s and 1970s, he appeared on such British comedy series as On the Buses and The Fosters. In 1972 he founded a public relations company that primarily worked for nightclub entertainers. East wrote about his actor family in 'Neath the Mask: The Story of the East Family (1967), which was followed by his Miller biography ten years later.



Writers Directory, 18th edition, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 2003.


Times (London, England), July 11, 2003, p. 41.

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