Thursday, February 26, 2009

Wendy Richard, RIP

Sad news that Wendy Richard passed away earlier today in London.

She is probably best known in America as Shirley Brahms on Are You Being Served? (a Golem favorite), but she was equally famous as Pauline Fowler from EastEnders. (She also did a scene with Paul McCartney that was cut from Help!)

I couldn't find a good enough clip of Wendy on YouTube, so I made one up myself. They'll probably take it down due to copyright infringement, even though entire episodes are freely viewable on the site).

The clip is from 1973. Interestingly, the older actors in this scene - Mollie Sugden and Frank Thornton - are both still very much with us at ages 86 and 88 respectively.