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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Blast from the Past

Anyone remember this guy?

I'll give you a hint: "I from Barcelona... I know nothing...." Well... lets refresh your memory...

Born: Andreas Siegfried Sachs
Date of Birth: 07 April, 1930 — Andrew Sachs shares a birthday with Jackie Chan, Francis Ford Coppola and James Garner.
Place of Birth: Berlin, Germany

Andrew Sachs fled to England from Germany with his family when he was aged eight. His family had been planning to emigrate anyway when his father was arrested one night shortly before Kristallnacht. He was later released but the threats to a Jewish family in a Germany under the Nazis were too much so they fled to England.

He played Manuel in the hit series "Fawlty Towers"



Also, according to BroadcastNow:

"The cast of Fawlty Towers have been reunited for the first time in 30 years.

The four main stars of the show got together for the launch of two special programmes, which look back on the classic sitcom.

John Cleese, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth and Prunella Scales all contributed to the new shows, which will air on digital channel G.O.L.D later this month.

In one of the programmes John Cleese revealed that the show very nearly didn't get made after it was branded "dire" by someone who worked at the BBC.

Fawlty Towers ran for only 12 episodes and two series. It is widely regarded as one of the best sitcoms ever made.

Fawlty Towers: Re-opened and Fawlty Exclusive: Basil's Best Bits air on G.O.L.D on 10 and 17 May respectively at 9pm."


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