The Mad Jaffa Cake Eater Is Dead !Victor Spinetti died of prostate cancer yesterday. He was a very funny, charming & popular actor. He always had a humorous annecdote to hand, so I’d like to share my favourite one with you. In 1965 Mr Spinetti won a Tony award for his role of an obnoxious Drill Sergeant in Oh What A Lovely War!. He hadn’t expected to win & didn’t have a speech prepared, so when he reached the podium he said: “Thank you very much for this award. With your indulgence, I should like to deliver my acceptence speech in my native tongue of Welsh.” He then proceeded to deliver a 10 minute passionate speech, which recieved a standing ovation from the audience. Victor Spinetti never learned a word of Welsh in his life! His speech consisted entirely of Welsh sounding gibberish 🙂 He was a very, very funny man.
Rest In Peace Mr Spinetti.