Ernie Wise is best known as one half of the legendary comedy duo Morecambe and Wise. He and Eric Morecambe began their award-winning double-act in 1941 after meeting in Jack Hylton's revue, Youth Takes a Bow at the Nottingham Empire Theatre. They temporarily separated during the war, but reformed after and went on to star in a series of hit shows that spanned over 20 years and included the ratings smash The Morecambe and Wise Show. They became one of Britain's best-loved comedy acts and their partnership lasted until Eric Morecambe's death in 1984.
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