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Keith Waterhouse has died.

Eddie Mair | 15:44 UK time, Friday, 4 September 2009

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The author and playwright Keith Waterhouse has died at the age of eighty. For years he was a columnist at the Daily Mirror and Daily Mail and was best known for his book, Billy Liar, which was published in 1959. He also wrote Budgie and Worzel Gummidge for television and was awarded a CBE.

Our photo shows Keith Waterhouse (on the left) and Willis Hall, the writers of Billy Liar, outside the house in Baildon, Bradford, where it was filmed.

Roy Greenslade writes about Mr Waterhouse at The Guardian.

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