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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Refimprove |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} John Eric Bartholomew, OBE (14 May 1926 – 28 May 1984), known by his stage name Eric Morecambe, was an English comedian who together with Ernie Wise formed the award-winning double act Morecambe and Wise. The partnership lasted from 1941 until Morecambe's death in 1984. Morecambe took his stage name from his home town, the seaside resort of Morecambe.

He was the co-star of the television series The Morecambe & Wise Show, which for one their Christmas episode gained UK viewing figures of over twenty-seven million people.<ref>"Eric Morecambe: Growing up with a comic legend", The Guardian, 17 October 2009</ref> In 2002 he was named one of the 100 Greatest Britons in a BBC poll.<ref>"100 great British heroes". BBC News. Retrieved 15 February 2014</ref>


Eric Morecambe sections
Intro  Early life and childhood career  Bartholomew and Wiseman  Two of a Kind: 1961\u201368  First heart attack  With the BBC: 1968\u201378  With Thames Television: 1978\u201383  Death  Personal life  Legacy  Further reading  References  External links  

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