Other slapstick comedians left an impression on silent film history besides Charlie Chaplin. One of those people included Benny Hill. Do you recall The Benny Hill Show from your childhood, or are you too young? That’s where he made his name as one of the finest and funniest showmen of all time, with a record-breaking attendance of over 21 million in 1971.
Before he became internationally known as a lovable TV prankster, he served in the military. Benny worked as a mechanical and electrical engineer for the British military and was even one of the foot soldiers who stormed the beach of Normandy.