Spike Milligan
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"Sir Terence Alan "Spike" Milligan" Order of the British Empire/KBE, was a comedian, writer, musician, poet, playwright, soldier and actor of Irish and English parentage, and Irish nationality. His early life was spent in British India/India, where he was born but the majority of his working life was spent in the United Kingdom. He disliked his first name and began to call himself Spike, after hearing a band on Radio Luxembourg called Spike Jones and the City Slickers.

He claimed his right to Irish nationality law/Irish citizenship (as a child of an Irish citizen), after the British government declared him statelessness/stateless. He was the co-creator, main writer and a principal cast member of The Goon Show, performing a range of roles including the popular Eccles (character)/Eccles and Minnie Bannister characters.

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