Freddie Starr (born Frederick Leslie Fowell; 9 January 1943 – 9 May 2019) was an English stand-up comedian, impressionist, singer and actor. Starr was the lead singer of Merseybeat rock and roll group the Midniters during the early 1960s and came to prominence in the early 1970s after appearing on Opportunity Knocks and the Royal Variety Performance. In the 1990s, he starred in several television shows, including Freddie Starr (1993–1994), The Freddie Starr Show (1996–1998) and two episodes of An Audience with… in 1996 and 1997. In 1999, he presented the game show Beat the Crusher.