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Stanley Baxter
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Birth Date:May 24, 1926
Astrology Sign:Gemini
Chinese Sign:Tiger - Yang
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Occupation:Movie Actor

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Stanley Baxter

Biography:Stanley Baxter Stanley Baxter, (born May 24, 1926 in Glasgow, Scotland), is a comic actor and impressionist, most well known for his UK TV shows.

The son of an insurance manager, Baxter was schooled for the stage by his mother. He began entertaining the troops while undertaking his National Service, working alongside the likes of comedy actor Kenneth Williams and film director John Schlesinger.

Baxter returned to Glasgow taking to the stage for three years at Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre before moving to London to work in television in 1959. His TV series, such as On The Bright Side (1959-60), The Stanley Baxter Show (1963, 1967-8, 1971), The Stanley Baxter Picture Show (1972) and The Stanley Baxter Series (1981) were enjoyed by enormous audiences and the later shows were memorable for the high quality of their production. The cost in terms of sets, effects and extras for these spectacular programmes resulted in Baxter's sacking in turn by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and London Weekend Television (LWT).

Perhaps his most memorable routine is “Parliamo Glasgow”. Conceived as being written by a fictitious scholar visiting Glasgow, the sketch took the patois of Glasgow and developed it to marvellous comic effect. This sketch was included in one of his BBC Scotland series in the 1960's and was based on the corporation's first venture into language programmes namely 'Parliamo Italiano' - 'Let's speak Italian'. The scene which most people remember is when he goes to the local market and says to the trader "Izat a marrer on yer barrer, Clarrer?", which he then translates into plain English as "Is that a marrow on your barrow, Clara?".

He guest starred in one of the episodes of The Goodies and later appeared in the lead role in Mr Majeika, a children's show about a magic teacher, expelled from Walpurgis (the wizard land) for failing his wizarding exams.

He remained a great favourite on the Scottish pantomime circuit up until his retirement in 1991, starring with popular Scottish stars, Jimmy Logan and Una Maclean.

After a long absence he appeared in 2004 in a series of three half-hour radio sitcoms for BBC Radio 4, entitled Stanley Baxter and Friends.

Baxter has appeared in a number of films, including Geordie (1955), Very Important Person (1961), The Fast Lady (1962) and Father Came Too! (1963), the last three alongside James Robertson Justice, together with the animation Arabian Knight (1995).

He has also penned a number of books based on the language of Glasgow, as developed in his “Parliamo Glasgow" sketch, and on humour of the city.

Six of Baxter's hour-long ITV shows were scheduled for a May 2005 DVD release as Stanley Baxter: The Specials.

Chinese Horoscope for Stanley Baxter
Includes characteristics and Vices
Stanley Baxter's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: February 13, 1926 - February 01, 1927
Birthday: May 24, 1926

The Tiger is a Yang,
and is the Third sign of the Chinese horoscope.

Good Luck

Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Stanley Baxter's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: May 24, 1926

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Stanley Baxter's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: May 24, 1926

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Stanley Baxter's Growth Tarot Card The Hanged Man

Birthday: May 24, 2017

A sacrifice must be made in order to gain something of great value.




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