Clive Swift had to smile pleasantly and suffer in silence for years on the hit 1990s sitcom Keeping Up Appearances as Richard,

Swift, the son of Lily Rebecca (née Greenman) and Abram Sampson Swift, was born on February 9, 1936, in Liverpool.

From 1960 until their divorce in 1975, Swift was married to novelist Margaret Drabble. He had two sons, Adam Swift, an academic,

Clive Swift Cause of Death