How tall is Norman Wisdom

Norman Wisdom's Height

5ft 4 (162.6 cm)

UK Comedic Actor. "If I could change anything it would be my height. Only kidding! I don't care about that, though when I was appearing on Broadway, my second wife, Freda - the children's mother - left me for a good-looking bloke who was taller. Originally, I weighed in at 71b 2oz. At 14, when I joined the Army, I was 4ft l0in and 5st 91b. Now I am 5ft 4 3/4in and 10stone". He said in his book aswell when joining the army he was measured 4ft 10.5.

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Average Guess (3 Votes)
5ft 3.92in (162.3cm)
Paul Wood said on 2/Jan/20
I think his claim to be nearly 5ft 5in was an exaggeration. In my opinion he was 5ft 4in peak, or at the lowest 5ft 3.75in. I've seen a photo of him as young man with 5ft 8in Stan Laurel and Laurel did have quite a high forehead. I think there could easily have been 4 inches or even 4.25 inches between Laurel's eyebrows and the top of his head. The top of Wisdom's head seems to be level with Laurel's eyes.
Miss Sandy Cowell said on 2/Jul/19
Was little Norman really that tall? I always used to think he was around 5ft2!

5ft4. I think he must have acted with some very tall people!
Tom said on 21/Mar/16
Sir Norman Wisdom never used the Internet, as his daughter confirmed.
Bananaman said on 11/Feb/13
He used to communicate with fans on an internet page (and it was really him; he clarified it elsewhere), and claimed he was "5'2, but I'm sure I used to be taller". This was very late on in his life, so 5'4 is plausible for his prime, although to me he also looked shorter, slightly, for saying that people averaged smaller anyway, in those days, and he still looks VERY short in all of his films.
Russ said on 16/Dec/12
He was shorter than 5'4. Probably 5'2.
C-Graham 09 said on 24/Jun/09
Shorty, i think i have an answer for you of wisdoms height: on one of his films norman is looking for a job and when he is looking at (what i think is a job centre type place) there is a notice board with 'window cleaner wanted'. Norman spots this sign and decides to add some more information onto it. He writes under 'window cleaner wanted' with a stick of chalk, 'Ideal height: 5'2'. Surely this must be the correct height of norman wisdom back then when he was in his prime making movies, maybe change the height to a lower 5'2 Rob?
Shorty said on 10/May/09
I think its hard to say what norman was, sometimes you watch him in his movies and he can look around 5'4'' you have said rob, but in some of his films he can look around 5'6'', where lifts used back then rob? Shorty =)

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