Bernard Bresslaw was an English comic actor, best remembered as a member of the Carry On team.
Bernard Bresslaw was born the youngest of three boys into a Jewish family in Stepney, London, onFebruary 1934. He attended the Coopers Companys School in Tredegar Square, Bow, London E3. His father was a tailors cutter and he became interested in acting after visits to the Hackney Empire. London County Council awarded him a scholarship to train at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where he won the Emile Littler Award as the most promising actor. After Educating Archie on radio and The Army Game on television, more television, film and Shakespearean theatre roles followed, until he was cast in Carry On Cowboy in 1965. Although officially starring inCarry On films, Bresslaw did appear in one other Carry On Nurse. The legs of Terence Longdon were deemed to be too thin and scrawny looking, so Bresslaws were used as standins for the scene where Joan Sims gives him a bath.