Theatre, Film, and Television Biographies
Joe Viterelli to Orson Welles
Keith Spencer Waterhouse Biography (1929-)
Born February 6, 1929, in Leeds, England; son of Ernest and Elsie (Spencer) Waterhouse; married Joan Foster, October 21, 1950 (marriage ended); married Stella Bingham, 1984; children: (first marriage) Penelope, Sarah, Robert. Addresses: OFFICE--Jean Leyland, 29 Kenway Road, London SW5 ORP, England. AGENT--c/o London Management, 235/241 Regent Street, London W1, England; (literary) c/o David Higham Associates, 76 Dean Street, London W1, England.
- Birth Details
- February 6, 1929
- Leeds, England
Writings;PLAYS; ALL WITH WILLIS HALL UNLESS INDICATED
- Billy Liar, Cambridge Theatre, London, 1960, then Gate Theatre, New YorkCity, 1965, later Westside Theatre, New York City, 1982, published by Joseph,1960, Norton, 1961.
- Celebration: The Wedding and the Funeral, produced in Nottingham, U.K., then in London, both 1961, published by Joseph, 1961, and with All Things Bright and Beautiful, Joseph, 1963.
- England, Our England, produced in London, 1962, published by Evans, 1964.
- The Sponge Room, Squat Betty, both produced in London, 1962, then East End Theatre, New York City, 1964, published by Evans, 1963.
- All Things Bright and Beautiful, produced in Bristol, U.K., then in London, both 1962, published by Joseph, 1963.
- Come Laughing Home (also known as They Called the Bastard Steven), produced in Bristol, U.K., 1964, and in Wimbledon, U.K., 1965, published by Evans,1966.
- Say Who You Are (also known as Help Stamp Out Marriage), produced in Guildford, U.K., then London, both 1965, later Booth Theatre, New York City, 1966, published by Evans, 1965, and by Samuel French, Inc., 1966.
- Joey, Joey, produced in London, 1966.
- Whoops-a-Daisy, produced in Nottingham, U.K., 1968, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1968.
- Children's Day, produced in Edinburgh, Scotland, U.K., then in London, both 1969, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1975.
- Who's Who, produced in Coventry, U.K., 1971, then in London, 1973, published by Samuel French, Inc., 1974.
- (adaptors) Saturday, Sunday, Monday, produced in London, 1973, then in New York City, 1974, published by Heinemann, 1974.
- The Card, produced in Bristol, U.K., then in London, both 1973.
- (adaptor) Filumena, produced in London, 1977, then in New York, 1980, later Cleveland Playhouse, Cleveland, OH, 1981, published by Heinemann, 1978.
- Worzel Gummidge, produced in Birmingham, U.K., then in London, both 1981,published by Samuel French, Inc., 1984.
- (songs and sketches with Peter Tinniswood and Dick Vosburgh) Steafel Variations, produced in London, 1982.
- Lost Empires, produced in Darlington, U.K., then Cambridge Arts Festival,Cambridge, U.K., 1985.
- Mr. and Mrs. Nobody, produced in London, 1986.
- (with Willis Hall) Queenie's Castle, 1970.
- (with Hall) Budgie, 1971-72.
- (with Hall) The Upper Crusts, 1973.
- (with Hall) Billy Liar, 1973-74.
- The Upchat Line, 1977.
- The Upchat Connection, 1978.
- (with Hall) Worzel Gummidge, 1979.
- West End Tales, 1981.
- The Happy Apple, 1983.
- Charters and Caldicott, 1984.
- (with Hall) Worzel Gummidge Down Under, 1987.
- Andy Capp, 1988.
- Also wrote Inside George Webley; There is a Happy Land.
- (with Hall) Happy Moorings, 1963.
- (with Hall) How Many Angels, 1964.
- The Warmonger, 1970.
- (with Hall) By Endeavor Alone, 1973.
- Charlie Muffin, 1979.
- This Office Life, 1984.
- Slip Up, 1987.
Writings;SCREENPLAYS; ALL WITH WILLIS HALL
- Whistle down the Wind, 1961.
- A Kind of Loving, Governor, 1962.
- Billy Liar, Continental, 1963.
- Man in the Middle, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1964.
- Pretty Polly (also known as A Matter of Innocence), Universal, 1968.
- Lock Up Your Daughters, Columbia, 1969.
- The Valiant, United Artists, 1969.
- West Eleven, 1970.
- The Town That Wouldn't Vote, 1951.
- There Is a Happy Land, 1962.
- The Woolen Bank Forgeries, 1964.
- The Last Phone-In, 1976.
- The Big Broadcast of 1922, 1979.
- (With Guy Deghy) Cafe Royal: Ninety Years of Bohemia, Hutchinson, 1955.
- (with Paul Cave) Britain's Voice Abroad, Daily Mirror Newspapers, 1957.
- editor, The Future of Television, Daily Mirror Newspapers, 1958.
- (with Herald Froy, pseudonym for Deghy) How to Survive Matrimony, Muller,1958.
- (with Froy) How to Avoid Matrimony, Muller, 1959.
- (with Deghy, under the joint pseudonym Lee Gibb) The Joneses: How to KeepUp with Them, Muller, 1959.
- (with Froy) Can This Be Love? Muller, 1960.
- (as Gibb) The Higher Joneses, Muller, 1961.
- (with Froy) Maybe You're Just Inferior, Muller, 1961.
- (with Froy) O Mistress Mine, Arthur Barker, 1962.
- co-editor (with Hall), Writers' Theatre, Heinemann, 1967.
- The Passing of the Third Floor Buck, Joseph, 1974.
- Mondays, Thursdays, Joseph, 1976.
- Rhubarb, Rhubarb, and Other Noises, Joseph, 1979.
- (with Hall) Daily Mirror Style, Mirror Books, 1981.
- Fanny Peculiar, Joseph, 1983.
- Mrs. Pooter's Diary, Joseph, 1983.
- Waterhouse at Large, Joseph, 1985.
- The Collected Letters of a Nobody, The Theory and Practice of Lunch, bothJoseph, 1986.
Writings;FICTION; WITH WILLIS HALL
- The Television Adventures of Worzel Gummidge, More Television Adventuresof Worzel Gummidge, both Penguin, 1979, as one volume, Kestrel, 1981.
- Worzel Gummidge at the Fair, The Trials of Worzel Gummidge, both Penguin,1980.
- Worzel's Birthday, Penguin, 1981.
- New Television Adventures of Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally, Sparrow, 1981.
- Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally, Severn House, 1982.
- The Irish Adventures of Worzel Gummidge, Severn House, 1984.
- Worzel Gummidge Down Under, Dragon, 1987.
- Also wrote There Is a Happy Land, Joseph, 1957; (with Guy Deghy, under the joint pseudonym Lee Gibb) Billy Liar, Joseph, 1960, Norton, 1960; (as Lee Gibb) Jubb, Joseph, 1963, Putnam, 1964; The Bucket Shop, Joseph, 1968, as Everything Must Go, Putnam, 1969; Billy Liar on the Moon, Joseph, 1975, Putnam, 1976; Office Life, Joseph, 1983; Maggie Muggins, or Spring in Earl's Court, Joseph, 1981; In the Mood, Joseph, 1983; Thinks, Joseph, 1984.
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