"Stanley Baxter is one of my all-time favourites," he said. 'It was like a 3,000 volt electric current going through me. In this remarkable new authorised biography, which Stanley originally refused to have published before his death — for fear of being judged — journalist Brian Beacom reveals the secrecy and sadness that have haunted the entertainer all his life. And they were birched! Stanley Baxter as TV antiques expert Arthur Negus. He adds, his voice dark: 'The truth is, I don't really want to be me.'. Stanley Baxter specials became vanishingly rare: one at Christmas 1976, the next at Easter 1979. She would go off to our bedroom and let me take the one opposite.'. Offer price valid until 06/11/2020. Teaching unions push for an EVEN LONGER schools closure as they warn even March 8 could be 'too early' to... Are YOU suffering from 'maskitis'? He … Auditions were in Singapore and, after arriving there in December 1946 by flying boat, he was taken under the wing of a stooped, grey-haired man with a dusty moustache and a strident, nasal voice. But fame made his clandestine life even more risky. She danced too in the gardens in Highgate Village, naked. Fixated,' he says. He took her passport, to prevent her from trying to follow him. Since he was a toddler, Bessie had taken him to vaudeville shows. To pre-empt that, he agreed to let me tell his story . Marcus was a constant support. On December 23, 1950, Williams made another note in his diary: 'Stanley wrote to say he is going to marry Moira. 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'One wounded bird helping to look after another,' Stanley said. Stanley Baxter said: 'I couldn't put up with very long periods of not being with men. His sketch shows were months in the making and the talk of the nation — spectacular, controversial, unlike anything ever seen. The book also boasts the first in-depth interview with Scottish comic Stanley Baxter about his lifelong friendship with Kenneth Williams, plus many never-before-seen photos from Williams' personal collection. She was desperate for a baby, something Baxter refused to contemplate. The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. With silk gloves up to his armpits and a tiara, he announced himself as the Duchess of Brendagh and delivered a Christmas message that talked of the Queen Mum as a priceless antique. Her reaction was dramatic. 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