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Lionel Jeffries RIP

Served in Burma in WWII

Actor (Two way stretch, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Colditz Story) and screenwriter (The Railway Children)

Died aged 83

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  • R.I.P.
  • Fascinating life, according to his obituary last Friday.
  • This is livin', this is style, this is elegance by the mile
    Oh the posh posh traveling life, the traveling life for me
    First cabin and captain's table regal company
    Whenever I'm bored I travel abroad but ever so properly
    Port out, starboard home, posh with a capital P-O-S-H, posh
    The hands that hold the scepters, every head that holds a crown
    They'll always give their all for me they'll never let me down
    I'm on my way to far away tah tah and toodle-oo
    And fare thee well, and Bon Voyage arrivederci too
    O the posh posh traveling life, the traveling life for me
    First cabin and captain's table regal company
    Pardon the dust of the upper crust--fetch us a cup of tea
    Port out, starboard home, posh with a capital P-O-S-H, posh
  • 3 letters stand for 3 words-R.I.P Rest in Peace!
  • Quite amazed he was still alive. I'd assumed he was much older than that and had died about 20 years ago.
  • He died on Friday.

    Played Dick Van Dykes father in Chitty Chitty although he was actually younger in real life!
  • Always enjoyed watching him, RIP
  • [cite]Posted By: stonemuse[/cite]Always enjoyed watching him, RIP

    What did you like seeing him rip?
  • Thanks Mark Curtis, loved him singing that! RIP Lionel old chap x
  • Seems like he's always been around to me...RIP old fella...RIP.
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  • Sorry, only just caught up with this sad news. Always enjoyed his films especially 'Two Way Stretch' where he played Chief Prison Officer 'Sour' Kraute to Peter Sellers' Dodger Lane, Bernard Cribbens' Lenny the Dip and David Lodge's Jelly Knight, and not forgetting 'Strangeways' the cat ('Yes, I've seen some of his strange ways!') A great comedy actor and director.RIP
  • Ditto March. Loved him in Chitty. Chitty - one of my all time fave films that. RIP.
  • Forest Hill lad.
    RIP.
  • [quote][cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]Served in Burma in WWII

    I wonder if he knew my dad he served in Burma too....14th army.
  • edited February 2010
    [cite]Posted By: Colin in Thailand.[/cite]
    [cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]Served in Burma in WWII

    I wonder if he knew my dad he served in Burma too....14th army.

    Only if your dad worked on radio rangoon
  • [quote][cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite][quote][cite]Posted By: Colin in Thailand.[/cite][quote][cite]Posted By: Henry Irving[/cite]Served in Burma in WWII

    I wonder if he knew my dad he served in Burma too....14th army.[/quote]

    Only if your dad worked on radio rangoon[/quote][/quote]


    No i'm sure he did not ...I just read L.J was born in Forest hill , he may have been an addick.
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