On this day in Glasgow's history: 2001 Comedian Jack Milroy died
Comedian Jack Milroy died on this day in 2001.
Jack Milroy was a Scottish comedian, famous for his part in Scottish Television’s Adventures of Francie and Josie with actor Rikki Fulton.
Born as James Cruden on December 28, 1915, he later changed his name to Jack Milroy.
The actor was brought up in Coplaw Street, Govanhill and went to school in Shawlands Academy.
He served in the army during World War 2 and began performing professionally on stage in 1947 after he left the Black Watch.
He soon became a hit on comedy circles and in theatres around the country.
He married his wife, Mary Lee, in 1953, after meeting her in the theatre. The pair became a musical double act and went on to have two children together.
He was well known for his performances at the Pavilion, where he would often star in pantomime.
But it was as one half of popular comedy duo Francie and Josie that really made Milroy famous.
Dressed in a tight teddy boy suit, Milroy would often react in shock to Fulton’s Josie, and the pair won Scotland's "Light Entertainers of the Year" award in 1970 and 1989 for their roles.
The double act continued for 35 years and Milroy played the role until 1996.
Milroy was awarded an MBE in 2000 for services to entertainment.
He died on February 1 2001, in Glasgow, aged 85.