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Thread #57818   Message #911194
Posted By: Fiolar
16-Mar-03 - 09:20 AM
Thread Name: Obit: Thora Hird - RIP
Subject: Obit: Thora Hird - RIP
One of the best loved actresses of the British scene has sadly passed away at the age of 91. Thora Hird who was born in 1911 came from a theatrical background and made her stage debut at the age of two months. Probably one of the best known faces on TV, she appeared in hundreds of plays, films as well as on television in such comedy series as "Meet the Wife"; "In Loving Memory" and for the last 19 years as Edie in "last of the Summer Wine." She was made an OBE in 1983 and a DBE in 1993 as well winning Best Actress in the 1999 BAFTAs. She is the mother of Janet Scott also an actress and was married to Jimmy Scott for 58 years. He died in 1994. Re-united.Farewell Thora.