Are You Being Served / DADS ARMY / Young Mr Grace HAROLD BENNETT signed
Harold Bennett (17 September 1899 - 15 September 1981) was an English actor most famous for playing "Young Mr. Grace"
in the 1970s British sitcom Are You Being Served?
Bennett portrayed his character in the show as the very old, frugal and slightly absent minded owner of Grace Brothers department store.
Many of the show's earlier premises were based on cutting back measures that he instituted, which was met by the usual disdain of the store's staff.
But by the end of each episode, his character would once again fall in favour of the staff's good "graces," by his allowing a compromise of the situation
that never quite satisfied the staff, and then announcing "You've all done very well."
Bennett was born in Hastings, East Sussex. In his early life he toured America as a clown with a circus. In the Great War he was a courier initially on horseback,
then on motorcycle. After the War he took up acting and eventually worked as stage producer in the now defunct Tower Theatre, London.
Presumably Marriage and children forced him into a career as an Architect, only taking up the acting career again following retirement.
He also played the recurring character Mr Blewitt in Dad's Army from 1969 to 1977.
Harold Bennett died of a heart attack in September 1981, shortly before his 82nd birthday.
This is an extremely rare autograph, as Harold rarely signed. When he did it was very shaky.
Harold Bennett (17 September 1898 – 15 September 1981) Adds - "With all good wishes - Young Mr Grace "
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