WikiWirral 13yrs online 24/7 365 days a year.
Forum Stats
12184 Members
65 Forums
72602 Topics
978358 Posts
76 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
95 registered (11kendo, 19 invisible), 1551 Guests and 190 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil 602
Wirral High Tides? 377
Found a mobile phone 14/01/2017 WALLASEY 376
Asbestos shed removal 365
Sometimes You Could Strangle Someone 351
Paypal help 346
When we live to be a 100 yrs old 305
Best Price for Scarpping my car 281
RAC ,AA v Breakdown Recovery 276
Lost Mobile Phone 273
New General Forums
The Scouse Accent
by palemoon
18th Jan 2017 7:49pm
birthday wishes
by sunnyside
18th Jan 2017 12:48pm
The Green Eyed Girl
by granny
17th Jan 2017 10:33pm
Breastfeeding Dads Want to Be A Breastfeeding Hero
by fish5133
16th Jan 2017 1:24pm
New Wirral History
753 Sea Horse, Unit 9, Wallasey Waterfront
by Norton
18th Jan 2017 9:07pm
What was County Hall, Abbey Street, Birkenhead?
by yoller
15th Jan 2017 1:28pm
752 The Old Manor Club, Withens Lane, Liscard
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 2:20pm
751 Plough Inn, Mount Pleasant Rd, New Brighton
by Norton
13th Jan 2017 1:38pm
351 Prince Alfred 30 Tunnel Road 30 30 to 32
by yoller
8th Jan 2017 7:18pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Musicals
by granny
1 second ago
Parking Charges
by paxvobiscum
32 minutes 48 seconds ago
Question Time
by paxvobiscum
49 minutes 9 seconds ago
Spy in the wild
by cools
Yesterday at 11:15 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by granny
Yesterday at 10:10 PM
Asbestos shed removal
by Snodvan
Yesterday at 06:45 PM
Taylors Villas 1874 any info?
by locomotive
Yesterday at 06:31 PM
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by venice
Yesterday at 05:44 PM
What song are you listening to?
by granny
Yesterday at 05:05 PM
January
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by buddy
17th Jan 2017 9:46am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#333362 - 1st Jul 2009 11:41pm Actress Mollie Sugden dies at 86
_jase_
Unregistered


Actress Mollie Sugden dies at 86


Actress Mollie Sugden has died at the age of 86, her agent has said.

The TV star, best known for playing Mrs Slocombe in long-running BBC sitcom Are You Being Served?, died at the Royal Surrey Hospital after a long illness.

The Yorkshire-born actress's twin sons, Robin and Simon Moore, were at her bedside, agent Joan Reddin said.
Ms Reddin, who began representing Sugden in the 1960s, said the actress had become a "very close friend".

"She had had a long illness and various problems but it was very quick in the end. Her twin boys were with her and she faded away.

"She was a lovely, lovely person and I never had any trouble with her. She was a great professional."

Sugden, who lived in Surrey, was married to fellow actor William Moore.

But she never fully recovered from his death nine years ago, Ms Reddin said.

"They were very much in love. She started to go down when he died."

TV break

Born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, in 1922, Sugden attended the local grammar school before training at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She went on to serve a long apprenticeship in repertory theatre before television gave her a taste of fame - and it was while treading the boards in 1956 that she met her husband.

They married two years later, when she was 35 and he was 39. Their twin sons were born six years later.

Sugden found early TV success with comedy series Hugh and I in 1962 and in Coronation Street as the gossiping Nellie Harvey.

But it was The Liver Birds in the late 1960s and early 1970s that enabled her to make her first real impact, as Nerys Hughes' snobbish mother Mrs Hutchinson.

And then in 1972 came Are You Being Served? and the role she became best known for - the blue-rinsed Betty Slocombe, with her affectation of middle-class gentility and her outrageous use of the double-entendre.

Sugden went on to have her own slot on consumer programme That's Life and even found new fame in the US where re-runs of Are You Being Served? transformed both Sugden and co-star John Inman into cult figures in the early 1990s.


David Croft, one of the writers of Are You Being Served?, remembered her as a "marvellous character" who would never turn down chances to make people laugh.

"She would never refuse any sort of comedy situation no matter how undignified it was she would always go along with it. She was marvellously funny," he said.

'Lovely person'

Actor Frank Thornton, who played Captain Peacock in the sitcom, told the BBC she was part of a very happy team.

"We all enjoyed each other's company, which, if you're doing comedy, is rather necessary," he said.

"You can't play comedy with people you dislike. Mollie, of course, was an excellent comedian."


THE BBC

Top
National News : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

WikiWirral Numbers : Between 150 and 200 New Members Every Month. With Over 3,500 unique visits and 35,000 Page Views each day. Average +500 Search Engines Daily and over 1,000,000 Million Page views a Month. Advertising from 20 . Click Me
#333386 - 2nd Jul 2009 12:41am Actress Mollie Sugden dies at 86
PaulWirral
Unregistered


Karl Malden died today too.

R.I.P

Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Question Time
by derekdwc
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 03:01 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 02:42 PM
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:16 AM
For Sale & Free
Wanted freezer kit
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:58pm
2pioneer speakers Free
by dodie
18th Jan 2017 9:54pm
Looking to swap an xbox one for a ps4
by surykata
18th Jan 2017 8:10pm
Wanted old cars spares or repairs
by vw_kyle
17th Jan 2017 1:08pm
Astra 1.9 diesel 06
by lansyp
16th Jan 2017 8:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 4th Apr 2010
Posts: 40095
Newest Members
Branco, Smudge22, Collette63, shellylou, sgjrob
12184 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Paper Recycling. ?
by fish5133
Yesterday at 11:16 AM
Paypal help
by venice
17th Jan 2017 8:59pm
Brown Bin Collections Restarting Today 17th Jan
by fish5133
17th Jan 2017 9:04am
Indian/Jazz fusion music Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:19am
Chinese New Year Liverpool
by paxvobiscum
15th Jan 2017 11:08am
News : New Topics
Parking Charges
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 03:01 PM
Spectacles found.
by Beethoven
18th Jan 2017 1:02pm
When we live to be a 100 yrs old
by granny
18th Jan 2017 11:46am
Secretive mega shake-up of NHS could cost 15 mil
by RUDEBOX
16th Jan 2017 5:58pm
Lost Mobile Phone
by spinner1
15th Jan 2017 6:56pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Question Time
by derekdwc
Yesterday at 11:27 PM
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears
by venice
Yesterday at 06:25 PM
Kitten found Arrowe park car park
by Greenwood
Yesterday at 02:42 PM
Puppy wanted good careing home offered
by chris7777
Yesterday at 09:07 AM
New Car tax Rates For New Cars
by fish5133
Yesterday at 01:42 AM
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
New Car tax Rates For New Cars 139
Puppy wanted good careing home offered 114
Sanctuary awaits 5 bears 97
Paper Recycling. ? 92
Question Time 81
Parking Charges 64
Kitten found Arrowe park car park 52
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Fri 8:13am
Sunset Fri 4:33pm
Local Time Fri 1:39am
WikiWirral Can . . . .