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York’s Grand Opera House unveils memorial plaque in honour of Ken Dodd

Anne Dodd with the memorial plaque at the Grand Opera House in York. Photo: David Harrison/Grand Opera House York Anne Dodd with the memorial plaque at the Grand Opera House in York. Photo: David Harrison/Grand Opera House York
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The Grand Opera House in York has renamed its stalls bar after the late comedian Ken Dodd, who performed at the theatre many times.

In a ceremony attended by his widow, Anne Dodd, the venue unveiled a plaque commemorating the performer, who died in March aged 90.

Fellow comedian Tim Vine unveiled the plaque, which describes Dodd as a “legend of live entertainment” and sits on the wall of the renamed Sir Ken Dodd Bar.

The bar will also display a collection of memorabilia.

Dodd had been performing at the Grand Opera House since the 1960s and last appeared there in 2016.

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