Ref NoEB
CollectionEric Barker Collection
TitleEric Barker Collection
Extent436 items, or 10 boxes or 2 linear metres
DescriptionEric Barker Collection includes playscripts, short stories, sketches and other scripts, theatre programmes including some from The Windmill Theatre, photographs, biographical material, music manuscripts, ephemera, press cuttings, posters, maps, flyers and tapes.
PhysicalDescriptionMixed media collection containing paper (printed and manuscript), photographs and a small amount of audio recordings.
Admin historyEric Leslie Barker (12 February 1912 - 1 June 1990) was an English comedy actor who worked and wrote for the Windmill Theatre and the BBC. He is most remembered for his roles in the popular British Carry On and St Trinians films. Barker married the actress Pearl Hackney (28 October1916 - 18 September 2009) with whom he often worked, though she also had a comedy career of her own.
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