Suffered a stroke in 1989.
Starred on stage in the late 1940s in a comic revue entitled "Gaytime". His stooge in the act was Benny Hill.
Unlike the other cast members of On the Buses (1969), he never acted in the West End at all.
One of five children (Sid, Bella, Doris, Reg & Stanley)
When the world's first ATM opened at Barclays Bank in north London's Enfield district 27 June 1967, Varney became the very first person to use the machine