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Old 08 February 2008, 04:29 AM
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Devil Benny Hill was Ozzy Osbourne's father

Comment: Just heard the rumor (which I patently believe to be untrue) that
Benny Hill is Ozzie Osborne's father. Couldn't find anything on the web
to corroborate this.
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Old 08 February 2008, 10:09 AM
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I wonder what the reasons are meant to be for thinking it's possible? There doesn't seem to be any overlap or connection between their lives at all, from Wikipedia. Ozzy was born in Birmingham and I can't see anything to suggest Benny Hill ever went there at around that time. OK, they're not the most comprehensive biographies...

Benny Hill
Ozzy Osbourne

Hill would have been 24 when Osbourne was born; he was a radio performer at that point so might have already been famous.
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Old 08 February 2008, 10:15 AM
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I want to believe

The only thing I can think of that they might have in common is that they are both British performers far better known and loved in the US than their homeland.
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Old 08 February 2008, 02:35 PM
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I want to believe
and that is why the rumor continues to live. Even if not true, it is just so funny.
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Old 08 February 2008, 02:52 PM
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I thought Benny Hill was gay.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 08 February 2008, 02:55 PM
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I thought Benny Hill was gay.
If so, it makes the rumor even funnier.

Okay, I know this site is dedicated to crushing such rumors, but this one is just too funny to kill. Please, let this one live. The world needs the humor....
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Old 08 February 2008, 05:32 PM
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I thought Benny Hill was gay.

Not that there's anything wrong with that.
You beat me to it, but I thought the same thing.
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Old 08 February 2008, 09:24 PM
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All I can think of is that circa 1983 when Ozzy was feuding in the press with members of his old band Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio called Ozzy "a fat slob who looks like Benny Hill". This was around the time when Ozzy was bald:

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Old 08 February 2008, 09:40 PM
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Would that make Benny Hill "The F**king King of Darkness"?
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Old 08 February 2008, 09:47 PM
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I don't think Ronnie James Dio is in any position to mock.
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Old 08 February 2008, 09:49 PM
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Sneak up behind Ozzy and start playing a recording of "Yakety Sax." That should tell the tale.
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Old 09 February 2008, 01:48 AM
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All I can think of is that circa 1983 when Ozzy was feuding in the press with members of his old band Black Sabbath, Ronnie James Dio called Ozzy "a fat slob who looks like Benny Hill". This was around the time when Ozzy was bald:

This picture does prove one thing: It is impossible to appear evil while wearing a striped polo shirt.
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Old 09 February 2008, 08:51 AM
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a better Ozzy biography here
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