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Spike Milligan was born 100 years ago today which means I'm duty-bound to do a thread about him. #SpikeMilligan100
Spike Milligan once jokingly sent a telegram to his paranoid friend, Peter Sellers. It simply read, "IGNORE FIRST TELEGRAM."
Spike Milligan served in WWII. When his dad was informed by letter that his son had "been hospitalised," he wrote back: "How DARE you turn my son into a hospital."
Spike Milligan struck up a friendship with George Harrison that lasted for many years. However, much to Spike’s annoyance, George often lived up to his reputation as The Quiet One...
Spike Milligan writes to a disgruntled fan.

Full letter which is definitely worth reading: lettersofnote.com/2012/06/oh-chr…
Spike Milligan once asked Evelyn Waugh for his autograph...
Spike Milligan writes to "The Lady who answers the 'phone."
Spike Milligan once placed a small ad in Private Eye: "Spike Milligan seeks rich, well-insured widow. Intention: murder." He got 48 replies.
Spike Milligan sends some feedback to Morecambe & Wise...
Last one. Here's the desperately sad telegram sent to Spike Milligan by Peter Sellers shortly before Sellers died.

More: lettersofnote.com/2012/08/i-am-d…
Read Spike's memoirs. Read 'Spike Milligan: Man of Letters' & 'The Spike Milligan Letters.' Read 'The Essential Spike Milligan.' They're all full of gold. And say hi to @goonchild4, his daughter, who is lovely. x
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