Theresa Donovan Biography
Theresa Donovan is a former singer and the wife of the late veteran comedian and writer Barry Cryer. Barry Cryer was a comedian best known for the BBC 4 radio comedy panel game ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’, he died on January 25, 2022.
Theresa Donovan Age
Theresa’s age is unknown but her husband Barry was 86 years old at the time of his death. The couple had been married for 60 years.
Theresa Donovan Barry Cryer
Theresa was married to Barry Cryer for 60 years until he died in 2022. The couple got married in 1962 when Barry was 26 years old. They got married in Bristol, England. The two met while Barry was rehearsing for a show on the same day that he first met Ronnie Corbett. According to The SUN he “tossed a coin and decided to marry her”.
During an interview with MailOnline, he said the two have never understood each other and that they argue all the time. “The key is we’ve never understood each other; we don’t row but we argue all the time. I once said to her, ‘We disagree about everything’, and she replied, ‘No, we don’t!’”
Theresa Donovan Children
Donovan and her husband have four children together; three sons -Tony, Dave and Bob, and a daughter Jackie. Tony is a university professor, Dave is a computer wizard and Jackie is a former singer who now conducts choirs.
Bob followed his father’s footsteps and pursued a career in writing and acting. He would write fictional diaries of Sherlock Holmes landlady, Mrs Hudson with his father in 2013, and then turned the book into a play at Wilton’s Music Hall in East London in 2014.
Who is Barry Cryer
Barry was a veteran of British television and radio. He is best known for the BBC 4 radio comedy panel game ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue’. He began his career as a variety performer. He was spotted by on stage by broadcaster Sir David Frost who invited him to work on his shows, including “The Frost Report” alongside writers John Cleese, Graham Chapman and Marty Feldman.
He has worked on a number of television and radio programmes including “Hello, Cheeky!,” “The Two Ronnies” and “Morecambe and Wise.” He also wrote for dozens of famous comedians such as Bob Hope, Joan Rivers and Tommy Cooper.
In December, he launched a podcast with his son Bob, an actor and writer, interviewing many of his well-known friends including Stephen Fry, Danny Baker, Mirian Margolyes and Sanjeev Bhasker. The most recent episode, with Bhasker, was released just 11 days before Cryer’s death.
Barry Cryer Death
Barry died on January 25, 2020. His death was confirmed by his family in a statement which read; “It is our sad duty to inform you that our dear dad Barry (or Baz to his mates) died on Tuesday afternoon (25th January 2022) at Northwick Park Hospital, in Harrow. However, we’re pleased to say that he died peacefully, in good spirits and with his family around him. Dad was a talented comedy writer and comedian in a particularly golden vintage. Incidentally, he never really liked the terms ‘comedy writer’ or ‘comedian,’ instead preferring ‘hack’ and ‘entertainer’ and always thought the term ‘national treasure’ meant he’d just been dug up. He was, in his words, arrogant in his humility.
He had a gift for friendship (as anyone who still has a landline will testify) and a genius for putting people at their ease. Oh yes, and he made many people laugh. A lot. Over many years.”
Barry Cryer Health
His cause of death has not been revealed yet.