Sir Harry Donald Secombe, CBE was a Welsh comedian and singer. He played Neddie Seagoon, a central character in the BBC radio comedy series The Goon Show . He also appeared in musicals and films and, in his later years, was a presenter of television shows incorporating hymns and other devotional songs.
Secombe was born in St Thomas, Swansea, the third of four children of Nellie Jane Gladys , a shop manageress, and Frederick Ernest Secombe, a grocer. From the age ofhe attended Dynevor School, a state secondary school in central Swansea.