Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

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Early life

Milligan was born in Ahmednagar, India, on 16 April 1918, the son of an Irish-born father, Captain Leo Alphonso Milligan, MSM, RA, who was serving in the British Indian Army. His mother, Florence Mary Winifred Kettleband, was born in England. He spent his childhood in Poona (India) and later in Rangoon (Yangon), capital of Burma (Myanmar). He was educated at the Convent of Jesus and Mary, Poona, and St Paul's Christian Brothers, de la Salle, Rangoon.

He lived most of his life in England and served in the British Army, in the Royal Artillery during World War II.


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  • ''Money couldn't buy friends, but you got a better class of enemy.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Mrs. Doonan, in Puckoon, ch. 6 (1963).
  • ''Ying tong iddle I po.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Ned Seagoon (Harry Secombe), in The Goon Show (BBC radio comedy series), broadcast (1951-...
  • ''I'm a hero wid coward's legs, I'm a hero from the waist up.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Puckoon, ch. 2 (1963).
  • ''Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.''
    Spike Milligan (b. 1918), British comedian, humorous writer. Camden Theatre, London, April 30, 1972. The Last Goon Show of Them All (stage show) (1972...
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  • Liz Donnelly (11/30/2018 4:52:00 AM)

    This poem was commented on in Facebook but I had never heard of it.

  • Liz Donnelly (11/30/2018 4:51:00 AM)

    I am looking for a poem about abortion by Spike Milligan. Do you have it?

  • Chris (11/29/2018 9:39:00 AM)

    I am looking for the poem about Smiling, but cannot find it.

  • Jacqueline Hinson (11/24/2018 6:11:00 PM)

    Where is the poem about smiling?

  • Good to hear (9/15/2018 12:53:00 AM)

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  • Bria n 85 (9/5/2018 2:07:00 PM)

    I also have been trying to trace a poem about his daughter leaving home. Anyone help? ? ?

  • Bill Trot (8/4/2018 5:33:00 PM)

    And though we love her very much, she bored us all to tears. Where is this poem? ? ? ? ?

  • Unkwown (6/20/2018 8:09:00 PM)

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  • Ryotaro (6/20/2018 8:07:00 PM)

    I love poems unlike Benji

  • Kirin (6/20/2018 8:05:00 PM)

    William is actually my friend Ryotaro

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Best Poem of Spike Milligan

On The Ning Nang Nong

On the Ning Nang Nong
Where the Cows go Bong!
and the monkeys all say BOO!
There's a Nong Nang Ning
Where the trees go Ping!
And the tea pots jibber jabber joo.
On the Nong Ning Nang
All the mice go Clang
And you just can't catch 'em when they do!
So its Ning Nang Nong
Cows go Bong!
Nong Nang Ning
Trees go ping
Nong Ning Nang
The mice go Clang
What a noisy place to belong
is the Ning Nang Ning Nang Nong!!

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