- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (62)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Sleeping Phoenix 2
British musician, a jazz trumpeter and band leader. In the last 36 years of his life, Lyttelton was known for his sharp dry wit (sometimes risque at a time when risque humor was rarely heard) and his sense of comic timing on the zany radio program, "I'm sorry I Haven't a Clue."
Lyttelton's father was a teacher at Eton College; rather than following his dad into academia, he followed his love for jazz. A private person, he took great pains to keep personal details quiet. His obituary reported that he only told three stories about himself: the first story detailed his experience playing hookey at school. The other two were about his experiences in WWII, but were tinged with humor in the telling.
In 1948 he married Patricia Braithwaite; the union ended in divorce after producing one daughter. His 1952 marriage to Jill Richardson ended with her death in 2006. They had three children together.
He died in late April 25, 2008 in England.