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In pictures: Bob Monkhouse
Bob Monkhouse in his early days
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Comedian Bob Monkhouse, who died on Monday, spent more than 50 years in showbusiness on radio, television and on stage.
Bob Monkhouse with first wife Elizabeth and children Simon (behind) and Abigail
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He married his first wife, Elizabeth (left) in 1949, causing a rift with his parents. They are pictured in 1962 with children Simon (behind) and Abigail.
Bob Monkhouse with The Beat Girls in a dance routine in London's Floral Street in 1967
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He became one of TV's biggest comedy stars and hosted shows like The Golden Shot, Candid Camera and Opportunity Knocks.
Bob Monkhouse with second wife Jacqueline and his children Simon and Abigail
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He divorced Elizabeth and married his secretary, Jacqueline, in 1972. They are pictured in 1986 with Simon and Abigail.
Bob Monkhouse with Dame Thora Hird at Buckingham Palace in 1993
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Pictured with Dame Thora Hird at Buckingham Palace, Monkhouse was made an OBE in 1993.
Bob Monkhouse on Gag Tag in 1994
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Monkhouse continued to host TV game shows as his career went on, fronting shows like Celebrity Squares, Gag Tag and Wipeout.
Bob Monkhouse outside Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire
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Shown here outside Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, he enjoyed renewed popularity in the 1990s after his autobiography, Crying With Laughter, was published.
Bob Monkhouse at Television & Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards in London in March 2003
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The comedian, who received the Television and Radio Industries Club special award in March 2003, revealed he was battling cancer in 2001.






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