BRIAN RIX - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 100208
BRIAN RIX The actor and campaigner pens his autograph on this 5½x3½, in blue ink Signature: "Brian Rix" in blue ink. 5½x3½. Brian Rix (1924-2016) was an English actor and campaigner
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The actor and campaigner pens his autograph on this 5½x3½, in blue ink
Signature: "Brian Rix" in blue ink. 5½x3½. Brian Rix (1924-2016) was an English actor and campaigner who became a professional in acting when he was 18 years old, on deferred service from the Royal Air Force, with Donald Wolfit's Shakespeare Company. After only four months as a professional actor, he played "Sebastian" in Twelfth Night at the now demolished St James's Theatre in London. His deferment was extended and he gained his first weekly repertory experience with the White Rose Players at the Opera House in Harrogate; from there, he went into the Royal Air Force, eventually ending up as a volunteer Bevin Boy working down the coal mines near Doncaster. After the war, he returned to the stage and formed his own theatre company in 1947 as an actor-manager, a career he was to pursue for the next thirty years. In the early 1960s he became the first Chairman of the Special Functions Fundraising committee at the National Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults, and from 1998 and as of 2015 he has served as its president. Rix is the author of two autobiographies: My Farce From My Elbow (1974) and Farce About Face (1989), and two theatre plays: Tour de Farce and Life in the Farce Lane. He also edited, compiled and contributed to Gullible's Travails, an anthology of travel stories by famous people for the Mencap Blue Sky Appeal. For Mencap's 60th anniversary he produced All About Us! -The history of learning disability and of the Royal Mencap Society. Toned. Lightly worn and soiled. 1x½ paper loss. Otherwise, fine condition.
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