An English actor best known for his starring role in the long-running comedy series "'Allo 'Allo!", Gorden Kaye was a fixture on British television in the 1970s and 1980s. Kaye made his debut on the dramatic television series "Champion House" in 1968 and had a recurring role on the venerable soap opera "Coronation Street" from 1969 until 1970. He made several appearances on the historical drama "The Flaxton Boys" and had a small part in the Terry Gilliam feature "Jabberwocky" in 1977. After he co-starred in the comedy "Born and Bred" and had several guest appearances on producer David Croft's "Are You Being Served?", Croft offered him a starring role on his World War II comedy "'Allo 'Allo!" in 1982. Playing French café owner René Artois, Kaye appeared in all 85 episodes of the series and immortalized the character for generations of viewers. After the program ended in 1992 he reprised the role in several stage productions but rarely worked on TV again.