Person - Howard Vernon
From a long line of entertainers, Howard in 1964 played the title role in Othello (his death scene got longer every night) and acted in Purlie Victorious, followed by The Advocate 1965, Andorra 1965, Postmark Zero 1968, The Changing Room 1976, The Captain of Kopenick 1977, Knock Knock 1978, and Henry 1V Part 1 1991.
Other work included a 1966 tour with J C Williamson’s The Last Waltz and The Firm's Half A Sixpence at Her Majesty’s Melbourne.
Born ca 1923, Howard was the grandson of comic actor Howard Vernon (1848-1921). Aged four he played the dying Willie in a touring production of East Lynne. He was in the Army Entertainment Unit in Borneo in the Second World War.
Howard married Nan Gow née Davies.
See also Nan Vernon.