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Little At Large

by | 11th, March 2004

‘LAUREL and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Morecambe and Wise, Cheech and Chong, Cannon and Ball, Hale and Pace, Little and Large…

The Hale and Pace of yesteryear

The list of great comedy duos is a long and distinguished one, but even the best chuckle merchants can fall on hard times.

Some comedy is timeless – and we have no doubt that Hale and Pace are still raising the same laughs as they did in their heyday – but other comedy ages.

And it is with great sadness that we read in the Sun that Syd Little, one half of the Little and Large act, has had to resort to working as a painter and decorator to make ends meet.

The 61-year-old, the paper reminds us, used to play to audiences of ten million in his time (admittedly at a time when there were only two channels and the other one didn’t work), but this week he was snapped sprucing up a factory in Lancashire.

‘He’s very chirpy,’ a worker said, ‘and just gets on with the job.’

As ever, the consummate professional…’

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