Monday, 14 December 2020

In memoriam: Barbara Windsor (1937-2020)

We pay tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor (born Barbara Ann Deeks on 6 August 1937) and died on 10 December 2020 aged 83. She was born in Shoreditch, London and became a popular English actress ending a successful career playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders for over 16 years and made a final appearance in 2016 where she was then killed off; and this was 2 years after being diagnosed with Alzheimers disease which wasn’t made public until 2018. She was a true Eastender, indeed!

She made her stage debut aged 13 in pantomime, her West End debut in the musical 'Love from Judy' aged 14 and she made her film debut in 'The Belles of St Trinian’s' aged 17. She was popularly known for her Carry-on films and has had hundreds of TV appearances.

She has been nominated and has won several awards over the years including; BAFTA Award nomination in 1963, Tony Award nomination in 1964, Olivier Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and Freedom of the City of London in 2010.

She was made a Dame in the 2016 New Year Honours for her services to charity and entertainment.


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