He was created a Knight Bachelor in the 1981 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to entertainment and charity.
Harry Secombe was a member of the Goons of the popular BBC radio program of the 1950s, "The Goon Show".
Harry and his wife Myra had four children, Andy Secombe, Katy Secombe, Jenny Giannini and David Secombe. Their seven grandchildren included Jennifer's daughter Emily Secombe and David's daughter Florence Secombe.
His son Andy Secombe is an actor.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1963 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to drama.
Tenor singer and comedian
Was nominated for Broadway's 1966 Tony Award as Best Actor (Musical) for "Pickwick."
Is portrayed by Steve Pemberton in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004).
Suffered a stroke in 1997, and another in 1999.
Godfather of Wendy Craig's older son, Alaster Bentley.
A memorial service was held for him at Westminster Abbey on 26 October 2001.
Uncle of Christine Secombe.