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Reginald Marsh

Reginald Marsh (17 September 1926 – 9 February 2001) was an English actor who is best remembered for starring in many British sitcoms from the 1970s onwards. Marsh was born in London in 1926 and he grew up on the Sussex coast at Worthing. After he left school he worked in a bank. After realising how serious he was about acting, his father introduced him to a retired actress, who introduced him to an agent who got his first acting role, at the age of 16, as a juvenile in Eden End by J. B. Priestley. He then worked in rep. In 1958, he started working behind the scenes of Granada Television, but he soon went back to acting. From the 1960s he appeared in many films, including Young Winston (1972) and on television, in such series as Dixon of Dock Green and Z-Cars. He also played bookie Dave Smith in Coronation Street on and off from 1962 to 1976. Marsh played works general manager Arthur Sugden in the boardroom drama The Plane Makers (1963-64) and The Stone Tape (1972), Emmerdale Farm (1973), Crown Court (1973-74), Bless This House (1974), The Sweeney (1975) and The Duchess of Duke Street (1976).


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