John Cleese Overview

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Born: October 27, 1939

Born in Somerset, England, Cleese would have had to introduce himself as John Cheese, had his father not changed his surname. An only child and a bright boy, Cleese spent five years, from 1953 to 1958, at Clifton College, then taught at his old prep school for two years while waiting to go to Cambridge University's Downing College to study Law. While a student there he joined the Footlights Revue, where he met future Monty Python writer and member, Graham Chapman. By 1963, he earned a... See All

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