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  1. Vic Oliver - Wikipedia

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    Victor Oliver von Samek (8 July 1898 – 15 August 1964), known as Vic Oliver, was an Austrian-born British actor and radio comedian.

  2. Vic Oliver - IMDb

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    Vic Oliver, Actor: Give Us the Moon. Vic Oliver was born on July 8, 1898 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Viktor Oliver Von Samek. He is known for his work on Give Us the Moon (1944), He Found a Star (1941) and Hi Gang! (1941). He was married to Natalie Conder and Sarah Churchill. He died on August 15, 1964 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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  3. Vic Oliver - Biography - IMDb

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    Vic Oliver was born on July 8, 1898 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary as Viktor Oliver Von Samek. He is known for his work on Give Us the Moon (1944), He Found a Star (1941) and Hi Gang! (1941). He was married to Natalie Conder and Sarah Churchill. He died on August 15, 1964 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

    • Viktor Oliver Von Samek
    • August 15, 1964 in Johannesburg, South Africa
  4. Vic Oliver — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2

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    He was born in Vi­enna into a Jew­ish fam­ily, the son of Baron Vik­tor von Samek. He stud­ied med­i­cine at Vi­enna Uni­ver­sity but aban­doned it for his first love, music. For a time he stud­ied under Mahler. Dur­ing the First World War he served in the Aus­trian Cav­alry. After the war he worked as a banker and a tex­tile man­u­fac­turer be­fore re­turn­ing to music. In 1926 he vis­ited the United Statesas a con­duc­tor and vi­o­lin­ist.

    He dis­cov­ered his gift for com­edy by chance when he had to apol­o­gise to his au­di­ence for some­thing. A new ca­reer as a co­me­dian took him all over the United States. He reached the Palace The­atre, New York in 1929 and the Lon­don Pal­la­dium two years later. This es­tab­lished him in the United King­domand, with his def­er­en­tial, mod­est hu­mour, he be­came very pop­u­lar. He was kept busy in mu­si­cal re­vues, va­ri­ety and pantomime. He was Roy Plom­ley's very first "cast­away" guest on Desert Is­land Discs, on 29 Jan­u­ary 1942.This lost broad­cast was re­called in 2012 in a BBC radio doc­u­men­tary about Oliver's life in Britain. He starred in the BBC radio show Hi, Gang! and ap­peared in many oth­ers, in­clud­ing Dis­cord in Three Flats (1962) with Ci­cely Court­nei­dge and Jack Hul­bert. He played the vi­o­lin (de­lib­er­ately badly in his shows). He had as­pi­ra­tions as a con­duc­tor and founded the Vic Oliver Con­cert Or­ches­tra which gave light clas­si­cal con...

    Oliver played ten­nis, foot­ball and hockey as a youth and be­came ju­nior ten­nis cham­pion of Aus­tria in 1914. After ar­riv­ing in the United King­dom in 1936, Oliver be­came a sup­porter of First Di­vi­sion club Brent­ford and was vice-pres­i­dent of the club in the early 1950s.He later be­came pres­i­dent of the Brent­ford Sup­port­ers' Club. As a Jew, his name was re­port­edly listed on a Nazi black­list (known as "The Black Book") of peo­ple to be ar­rested (and killed) im­me­di­ately in the event of a suc­cess­ful Ger­man in­va­sion of Britain. Oliver mar­ried Win­ston Churchill's daugh­ter, Sarah, in 1936. They had be­come se­cretly en­gaged when they were ap­pear­ing to­gether in a C.B. Cochran revue. Churchill did not ap­prove of him. There was noth­ing what­ever against Oliver's char­ac­ter but he had been di­vorced at least once, pos­si­bly twice. Some thought there was neg­a­tiv­ity also to­wards those in­volved with music halls. There is an anec­dote that, at a din­ne...

    Oliver is briefly por­trayed in the 2002 film The Gath­er­ing Storm. He was played by Ger­rard McArthur.

    Oliver, Vic (1954). Mr. Showbusiness: The autobiography of Vic Oliver(hardcover) (First ed.). London: Harrap.

  5. Vic Oliver | Biography & History | AllMusic

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    In the post-war years Oliver continued his variety act and then, in the late 50s, went into television, playing the lead in Hotel Imperial for Associated-Rediffusion Television. The series, which was written by Alan Melville, featured Oliver as Monsieur Victor, leader of the orchestra at a posh London hotel.

  6. Vic Oliver (1935) - YouTube

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    Titles read: "Now Pathetone has pleasure in presenting - The famous American Variety Star - VIC OLIVER".London (probably Pathe studio).Variety star / comedia...

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  7. The castaway who annoyed Churchill - BBC News

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    Jan 26, 2012 · Vic Oliver was welcomed on to the first ever Desert Island Discs programme as a "comedian, lightning club manipulator, violinist and comedy trick cyclist", according to the surviving scripts.

  8. Vic Oliver (1898-1964) - Find A Grave Memorial

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    Vic Oliver. Actor, Musician. A skilled violinist, he appeared in many film, stage and television roles including appearances in "Hi Gang!" (1941), "I'll Be Your Sweetheart" (1945) and the TV series ""Hotel Imperial" (1958). As a musician he made many TV and stage performances and was famed for playing the violin (purposely) badly.

    • 8 Jul 1898, Vienna, Wien Stadt, Vienna (Wien), Austria
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  10. Sarah Churchill (actress) - Wikipedia

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    Vic Oliver, born as Victor Oliver von Samek, a popular comedian and musician (1936–1945) (divorced) Anthony Beauchamp (1949–1957) (widowed) Thomas Percy Henry Touchet-Jesson, 23rd Baron Audley (1962–1963) (widowed)

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