The Lovely Python's
Monty Python, sometimes known as The Python's, was a British surreal comedy group.
8.8 01. Monty Python
"Always Look On the Bright Side of Life"
7.7 02. John Cleese
John Marwood Cleese, born 27 October 1939.
Reached adult height of 6' 4 3/4" by the age of 13.
Said he was to be the first person to say the F-word at a memorial service when he spoke at Graham Chapman's.
John's father's name was Reg Cleese but his grandfather was named John Edwin Cheese. He changed his name when he joined the British army in 1915.
7.9 03. Terry Gilliam
7.8 04. Graham Chapman
Graham Arthur Chapman, born 8 January 1941 - dead 4 October 1989.
The Python's held a private memorial service in St Bartholomew's Hospital in London on the evening of 6 December 1989, with a chorus of the Chinese version of the hymn "Jerusalem" ("… Bling me my speal, oh crowds unford, bling me my chaliot of file…"). Cleese delivered his eulogy to Chapman, which began as follows:
~Rest In Peace~
7.6 05. Eric Idle
Eric Idle, born 29 March 1943.
Is an accomplished guitar player.
Proudly calls himself "the third tallest member of Monty Python."
The only member of the Monty Python group to write alone. Therefore, it was difficult at times for him to get his material accepted and used by the others.
7.6 06. Michael Palin
7.6 07. Terry Jones
Several people have been accorded unofficial "Associate Python" status over the years. Occasionally such people have been referred to as the 7th Python. The two collaborators with the most meaningful and plentiful contributions have been Neil Innes and Carol Cleveland. Both were present and presented as Associate Python's at the official Monty Python 25th anniversary celebrations held in Los Angeles in July 1994.
Cleese's ex-wife Connie Booth appeared in, amongst others "The Lumberjack Song" and as the "witch" in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Cleese and Booth later co-wrote and co-starred in Fawlty Towers.
5.5 08. Carol Cleveland
Carol Cleveland, born 13 January 1942.
..is a British actress/comedienne, most notable for her appearances as the only significant female performer on Monty Python's Flying Circus.
5.5 09. Neil Innes
Neil James Innes, born 9 December 1944.
..is an English writer and performer of comic songs, best known for his collaborative work with Monty Python, and for playing in the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and later The Rutles.
6.2 010. Connie Booth
Constance "Connie" Booth, born 31 January 1944.
..is an American writer and actress, known for appearances on British television and particularly for her portrayal of Polly Sherman in the popular 1970s television show Fawlty Towers, which she co-wrote with her then husband John Cleese.
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