Wendy Richard, whose UK Television career spanned many years, but was best known for her role as Pauline Fowler in BBC’s Eastenders, has died, this morning at the age of 65.
She was in the BBC sit-com The Newcomers from 1965 to 1969, but is more well known for her part in ‘Are You Being Served’ the 1970′s UK sitcom in which she played Miss Shirley Brahms.
She also appeared in two of the famous “Carry On’ comedies.
In 2000 she was appointed an MBE.
She was diagnosed with breast cancer in the 1990′s and again in 2002, and she died at the Harley Street Clinic, with her husband at her bedside, where she was being treated, once again, for breast cancer.
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