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Thomas Patrick O’Connor was an English comedian, television presenter, and actor. He was best known for presenting game shows such as Crosswits, The Zodiac Game, Name That Tune, Password and Gambit.
Comedian Tom O’Connor died in hospital in Buckinghamshire on Sunday aged 81, his family has said. He had had Parkinson’s for over a decade.
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O’Connor attended St Mary’s College, Crosby,and Saint Mary’s College, Twickenham.He became a mathematics and music teacher at the St Joan of Arc School, Bootle.After work he appeared as a comedian in working men’s clubs.
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Tom Oconnor was a married man.He was married with wife Patricia O’Connor and the couple have four children Together.His son Steve Finan O’Connor said he was a “unique comedian who was light years ahead of political correctness”.O’Connor rose to fame on TV show Opportunity Knocks, which he won three times.He went on to star in The Comedians and host shows including Name That Tune, Crosswits and the Tom O’Connor Show.
He leaves a wife and four children, as well as 16 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.His son added: “Tom was famously known for a brand of humour that was 100% clean and always totally family friendly.”He said his father, who was also an actor, was a “firm TV favourite”.
Tom O’Connor Net Worth
Thomas Patrick O’Connor was an English comedian, television presenter, and actorr who has an estimated Net Worth of $1 Million- $5 Million in 2021.
His television break came when he appeared on The Comedians.During the 1970s and 1980s, he was one of the most popular faces on British TV. He was a subject of the television programme This Is Your Life in 1977 when he was surprised by Eamonn Andrews.He continued to host many shows including Name that Tune, Wednesday at 8, The Tom O’Connor Show, Gambit, Crosswits, and many more including The Tom O’Connor Road Show for the BBC.
This show ran daily at lunch times and was watched by over 12 million viewers each day, but was a very expensive show to mount as it came live from a different town each week, requiring the production team to move weekly.
The show had several young producers who were overseen by executive producer Steve Weddel, and came out of the now defunct BBC Pebble Mill Studios. The script was written by O’Connor and writer Barry Faulkner, who had worked with O’Connor on his previous shows, with up-to-the-minute changes being made just before broadcast.
In 2000, O’Connor made his television acting debut as Father Tom (a Catholic priest) in the BBC series Doctors. On 24 February 2006, he was given an award for having appeared as a guest on the TV programme Countdown 100 times.
O’Connor won Celebrity Come Dine with Me, scoring a record-breaking 29/30, on 14 March 2010.In 2011, O’Connor appeared on Pointless Celebrities, a celebrity edition of the BBC One gameshow Pointless with his daughter-in-law Denise Lewis (the gold medal winning Olympic heptathlete). They reached the final, eventually winning £500 for charity.