26 February 2009

British actress Wendy Richard -Miss Brahms dies


As the resident sexpot Miss Brahms on the classic British TV series Are You Being Served?, Wendy Richard was the comic foil to the indomitable Mrs Slocombe and the rest of the crazy employee's of Grace Bros. Wendy Richard, who played her from 1973 to 1985, passed away at the age of 65 after a long battle with breast cancer.

Like the death of John Inman nearly two years ago, her passing fills me with terrible sadness. I adore that show, and watch it every time its on. The cast was brilliant, the scripts witty and the characters, you felt, were people you knew.

And while American fans will always remember her for that role, for most British citizen's it was her role on the classic soap EastEnder's that cemented her career. Her role as the damaged but undefeated Pauline Fowler made her a houshold name.

She'll live on in reruns, but the world is a bit sadder today.

1 comment:

Patrick said...

The Lasting Tribute website has updated its memorial pages to include Wendy Richard.

http://www.lastingtribute.co.uk/tribute/richard/2918486

It's a respectful memorial to her and somewhere to pay tribute to her fortitude in fighting her illness.

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