Carry on Jack: Jack “Phwaay” Douglas dies

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The BBC reports the sad news that Carry On actor Jack Douglas, has died aged 81.

He had been ill in recent years and died on the Isle of Wight, where he lived with his partner, Vivien Howell.

His character, Alf Ippititimus, had the catchphrase “phwaay” and the actor appeared in eight Carry on films, two Christmas specials and a TV series.

Douglas, who was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, was also seen with The Goodies and on The Benny Hill Show.

I loved the carryons growing up, not for the smut but the slapstick and Jack Douglas did that to a tee…

By Andrew Wilcox

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