In the s and s, Dick Emery was one of the most successful comics on the box. He was voted BBC TV Personality of the Year, thanks to creations such as his toothy vicar, sex-starved spinster Hettie, crusty old Lampwick, outrageously camp Clarence, who coined the phrase: "Hallo honky tonks". Perhaps the most memorable of all was Mandy, a. Dick Emery stars in the hugely successful sketch show. Famous characters include Kitchener Lampwick, Randy Mandy, Sex-starved Hettie, Bovver Boy, The Toothy Vicar and Camp Clarence.
Life and career. Richard Gilbert Emery was born in University College Hospital, Bloomsbury, London. His parents were the comedy double act Callan and Emery. They took him on tour when he was only 3 weeks old and gave him the occasional turn on the stage throughout his childhood, which was always on the move and disrupted, creating problems for the future, but at least setting the scene for. Jan 03, · Richard Gilbert Emery was born in Bloomsbury, London on February 19, , the son of a low-on-the-bill double act called Callen and Emery. While his mother took time out to raise him, Dick.
Probably Dick Emery's best-known character and the one with the most familiar catchphrase, Mandy was a busty blond who was forever misunderstanding the interviewers questions so that she always assumed it had a suggestive, sexual connotation.