Barry Humphries died due to following complications from his hip surgery in Sydney at St Vincent’s Hospital on April 22,2023. He had suffered a fall in February. He was 89 years old.
Barry Humphries, the Australian comedian and actor best known for creating Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson, died at the age of 89.
Over the course of around seven-decade career that spanned television, theatre, film and books, Humphries became renowned for his absurdist, discomfiting, and subversive humor.
He made fun of Australian society through a variety of characters, some of which would go down in comedy history as some of the most beloved: Sandy Stone, who is genuinely kind and senile, Dame Edna Everage, the garish, waspish housewife from Moonee Ponds, Sir Les Patterson, the crude and inebriated Australian cultural attaché, and Barry McKenzie, the prototypical Australian dude.
Barry Humphries wife
Barry Humphries was married to his first wife, Brenda Wright, from 1955 to 1979. He later married his second wife, Lizzie Spender, in 1990, and they have been together ever since.
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Lizzie Spender, is an English novelist, playwright, and biographer. She was born in 1951 in London and grew up in a literary family, with her father being the poet Stephen Spender. Lizzie Spender studied English literature at Cambridge University and has since written several acclaimed novels, including “The Sunlight on the Garden” and “With Love and Lizards”.
Kids of Humphries
Barry Humphries has four children, all from his first marriage to Brenda Wright. Their names are Tessa, Emily, Oscar, and Rupert.
Barry Humphries Net Worth
As per several reports, Barry’ had an estimated net worth of £9 million. His sources of income included writing scripts, acting in films and plays, and writing multiple books, including his critically acclaimed autobiography ‘More Please’.