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

    • Early life

      He was born in Vienna into a Jewish family, the son of Baron...

    • Acting career

      He discovered his gift for comedy by chance when he had to...

    • Personal life

      Oliver played tennis, football and hockey as a youth and...

    • Portrayal

      Oliver is briefly portrayed in the 2002 film The Gathering...

  2. Vic Oliver — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Vic_Oliver
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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.

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  4. Vic Oliver | Military Wiki | Fandom › wiki › Vic_Oliver
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    He was born in Vienna, 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 States as 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 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 (de...

    After arriving in the United Kingdom in 1936, Oliver became a supporter of Division One side Brentford and was vice-president of the club in the early 1950s.He later became president of the Brentford Supporters' Club.

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

    Rhythm in the Air(1936)
    Who's Your Lady Friend?(1937)
    Meet Mr. Penny(1938)
    Around the Town(1938)
  5. Sarah Churchill (actress) - Wikipedia › wiki › Sarah_Churchill_(actress)

    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)

  6. Vic Oliver - › wiki › Vic_Oliver

    Vic Oliver from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Victor Oliver von Samek (born July 8, 1898 in Vienna , † August 15, 1964 in Johannesburg , South Africa ) was an Austro-British comedian and actor .

  7. Variety Playhouse (BBC) - Wikipedia › wiki › Variety_Playhouse_(Radio_Show)

    Frequently the compère was the comedian/violinist Vic Oliver; he sometimes doubled as conductor. Regular features included a comedian and an up-and-coming opera singer. The final feature often was "Variety Playhouse Pocket Theatre", starring Jack Hulbert and Cicely Courtneidge in a short, specially written play.

  8. Peter Waring - Wikipedia › wiki › Peter_Waring

    He toured with comedian and musician Vic Oliver, and formally applied to change his name to John Peter Roderick Mainwaring. He became successful, interspersing his magic tricks – possibly learned when in prison – with comic patter .

  9. Sarah Churchill (actress) — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Sarah_Churchill_(actress)
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    Sarah Churchill was born in Lon­don, the sec­ond daugh­ter of Win­ston Churchill, later Prime Min­is­ter from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955, and Clemen­tine Churchill, later Baroness Spencer-Churchill; she was the third of the cou­ple's five chil­dren and was named after Sir Win­ston's an­ces­tor, Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marl­bor­ough. She was ed­u­cated at Not­ting Hill High School as a day girl and later at North Fore­land Lodgeas a boarder.

    Churchill mar­ried three times: 1. Vic Oliver, born as Victor Oliver von Samek, a popular comedian and musician (1936–1945) (divorced) 2. Anthony Beauchamp (1949–1957) (widowed) 3. Thomas Percy Henry Touchet-Jesson, 23rd Baron Audley(1962–1963) (widowed) It has been both stated and con­firmed by mul­ti­ple sources,[who?] in­clud­ing Sarah Churchill's sis­ter, Lady Soames, that Win­ston and Clemen­tine Churchill nei­ther liked nor ap­proved of Sarah's first two hus­bands. To­wards the end of her mar­riage to Vic Oliver, she began an af­fair with the Amer­i­can am­bas­sador to Britain, John Winant; it is be­lieved the fail­ure of the re­la­tion­ship con­tributed to the de­pres­sion that led to his sui­cide in 1947.Only Sarah's third mar­riage to Lord Au­d­ley (the love of her life, it was said) was greeted with warm ap­proval by both par­ents. In nu­mer­ous books about the Churchill fam­ily, it is said that Clemen­tine (de­spite her dis­ap­proval) man­aged to be po­lite to both Vic Ol...

    Dur­ing the Sec­ond World War, Churchill joined the Women's Aux­il­iary Air Force (WAAF). In her ac­count of the work of photo re­con­nais­sance Ev­i­dence in Camera Con­stance Babing­ton Smith records that she was with them and worked closely on the in­ter­pre­ta­tion of pho­tographs for the 1942 in­va­sion of North Africa, Op­er­a­tion Torch. Known by the name Sarah Oliver, Babing­ton Smith says she was "a quick and ver­sa­tile in­ter­preter." As­pects of Churchill's wartime ser­vice are also de­scribed in de­tail in Women of In­tel­li­gence: Win­ning the Sec­ond World War with Air Photos. Amer­i­can au­thor Christo­pher Ogden's bi­og­ra­phy of Pamela Har­ri­man and other sources in­di­cate that dur­ing the war she had an af­fair with (mar­ried) US Am­bas­sador John Gilbert Winant, and that it ended badly. Winant com­mit­ted sui­cide in 1947.

    Churchill is best known for her role in the film Royal Wed­ding (1951) as Anne Ash­mond, ro­man­tic in­ter­est of Fred As­taire as Tom Bowen. In the same year, she had her own tele­vi­sion show. She also ap­peared in He Found a Star (1941), All Over the Town (1949), Fabian of the Yard (1954) and Se­ri­ous Charge(1959). She ap­peared on both the Jack Bennyradio and tele­vi­sion pro­grammes. On tele­vi­sion, she ap­peared on the episode "How Jack Met Rochester." In 1961, she ap­peared as Ros­alind in Shake­speare's As You Like It at the Pem­broke-in-the-round The­atre in West Croy­don. Her par­ents were noted as pay­ing a sur­prise visit to watch her per­for­mance which was al­most en­tirely at­tended by Croy­don school­child­ren, and her fa­ther (who sat in the front row of an in-the-round per­for­mance and so was highly vis­i­ble through­out) fell asleep.

    Dur­ing the course of her life she cre­ated sev­eral lith­o­graphic prints. In the 1950s Churchill pro­duced sev­eral prints fea­tur­ing Mal­ibu, California.Later in the 1970s, Churchill com­mer­cially pub­lished a col­lab­o­ra­tive se­ries of por­traits of her fa­ther, Sir Win­ston Churchill through Cur­tis Hooper, en­ti­tled "A Vi­sual Phi­los­o­phy of Sir Win­ston Churchill". The se­ries was care­fully con­structed by Churchill to rep­re­sent her fa­ther's great drive. In the se­ries, most of the prints were based on fa­mous pho­tographs cho­sen by Churchill, while one was based on Churchill's draw­ing of her fa­ther. Each print was given a quo­ta­tion by Sir Win­ston Churchill and was signed by Sarah Churchill in pencil.

    Churchill ap­peared in a Lon­don re­vival of Shaw’s Pyg­malion in the 1950s, but drink­ing had be­come a prob­lem. She was ar­rested for mak­ing a scene in the street on a num­ber of oc­ca­sions and even spent a short spell on re­mand in Hol­loway Prison. She wrote frankly about this in her 1981 au­to­bi­og­ra­phy Keep on Dancing.

    Sarah Churchill died on 24 Sep­tem­ber 1982 at the age of 67. She is buried with her par­ents and three of her sib­lings at St Mar­tin's Church, Bladon, near Wood­stock, Ox­ford­shire.

    Sarah Churchill at IMDb
    Sarah Churchill at the Internet Broadway Database
    Sarah Churchill at Find a Grave
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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.wikipedia

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