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John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born October 27, 1939) is a British comedian and actor, born in Weston-Super-Mare[?] in the county of Somerset. He became famous as one of the members of the Monty Python team (especially for the "Cheese Shop", "Ministry of Silly Walks[?]", and "Dead Parrot" sketches), and later as the awful hotel manager Basil Fawlty[?] in Fawlty Towers, which he also cowrote with then wife Connie Booth. Cleese is noted for his talent for expressing indignation and outrage.

His family's surname was previously "Cheese", but his father Reginald Francis Cheese, an insurance salesman, changed his surname to "Cleese" upon joining the army in 1915 [1] (http://www.everything2.com/index.pl?node=John%20Cleese).

With Robin Skynner[?], Cleese wrote a number of books on dealing with relations: Families and how to survive them[?], and Life and how to survive it[?]. The books are presented as an ongoing dialogue between Skynner and Cleese.

He also produced and acted in a number of successful business training films, including Meetings, Bloody Meetings and More Bloody Meetings about how to set up and run successful meetings.

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UK chart[?] singles - "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" (1991) Monty Python



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