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Ugly Dave Gray
Born Graham David Taylor
26 December 1933 (1933-12-26) (age 76)
Manchester, England

Ugly Dave Gray (born Graham David Taylor, 26 December 1933 in Manchester, England) is an Australian television personality.

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Career

Gray was a regular panellist on Graham Kennedy's Blankety Blanks in 1977-1978. He had earlier taken a straight dramatic role as publican Bunny Howard in the early episodes of soap opera The Young Doctors in 1976. He left his role in The Young Doctors after his initial 13-week contract expired in order to work on Blankety Blanks. Kennedy himself had convinced Gray to do Blankety Blanks [1] Gray had been receiving $100 a day for The Young Doctors, with Blankety Blanks paying $45 an episode this represented a pay cut. [2] Later Gray signed with agent Harry M Miller who negotiated the increased pay rate of $75 per episode of Blankety Blanks which remained until the series ended. [3]

Gray was appointed Court Jester to 1977 King of Moomba Mickey Mouse (controversial choice with some Melburnians preferring a 'home-grown' Blinky Bill).[4]

Gray later hosted the celebrity game show Celebrity Tattle Tales in 1980, and Play Your Cards Right in 1984.

In May 2005, Gray was not invited to speak at Kennedy's funeral, and did not know where the funeral was to be held and had to call presenter Philip Brady for details. [5]

Gray was portrayed by Angus Sampson in the 2007 television movie The King, about the life of Graham Kennedy.

Other work

In the 2000s Gray endorsed an erectile dysfunction nasal spray[6].

Filmography

Personal life

Ugly Dave Gray has two children, a daughter and a son. His son, also called Dave Gray, is following in his father's footsteps as a comedian himself.[7]

Gray was often seen onscreen smoking his trademark cigar.

References

  1. ^ Gray, Dave. It's Funny Being Ugly, New Holland Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-74110-409-2 pp 125-6
  2. ^ Gray, Dave. It's Funny Being Ugly, New Holland Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-74110-409-2 p 126
  3. ^ Gray, Dave. It's Funny Being Ugly, New Holland Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-74110-409-2 p 133
  4. ^ Craig Bellamy, Gordon Chisholm, Hilary Eriksen (17 Feb 2006) Moomba: A festival for the people.: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/rsrc/PDFs/Moomba/History%20of%20Moomba.pdf PDF pp 17-22
  5. ^ Gray, Dave. It's Funny Being Ugly, New Holland Publishers, 2005. ISBN 1-74110-409-2 p 224
  6. ^ "Impotent to get money back" (in English). theage.com.au. 4 December, 2003. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/12/03/1070351651341.html. Retrieved 2007-09-30.  
  7. ^ http://davidgray.netfirms.com/

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