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70 Years Later, Michael Caine Still Remembers His Poignant 11th Birthday

“I was in hysterics,” the Brit actor says of the day when he was reunited with his father — a World War Two veteran — after three years. His father’s homecoming happened to also be his birthday. “I was sort of crying with laughter, put it that way.”

Released on 3/14/2016

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[Interviewer] What was your favorite birthday?
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What birthday do you remember the most?
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Hmm?
00:12
It was a birthday.
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I was about 12,
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and I was evacuated in the country,
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and my father had been a soldier for six years,
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and we hadn't seen him for three,
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and he came home, near to my birthday,
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and that was the happiest time of my life,
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to see my father again, after three years,
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and it was my birthday.
00:34
It was my 11th birthday, 11th.
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[Interviewer] That's amazing.
00:40
Did you cry?
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No, I was just laughing.
00:42
I was so happy to see my dad.
00:45
I was in hysterics.
00:48
I was sort of crying with laughter,
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put it that way.