Barbara WINDSOR

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1937-08-06
Education Our Lady's Convent London, Aida Foster's Stage Sch
Books & Publications Laughter and Tears of a Cockney Sparrow, All of Me (2000)
Recreations N/A
Clubs
Style Dame Barbara Windsor, DBE
Career actress; began career aged 13 in pantomime, subsequently toured singing in cabaret (incl Ronnie Scott Band); numerous appearances on chat and quiz shows; Freeman City of London 2010; Theatre incl: Love from Judy (West End debut), Fings Ain't Wot They Used to Be (Garrick), Oh, What a Lovely War (Broadway), Come Spy with Me (Whitehall, with Danny La Rue), Marie Lloyd in Sing A Rude Song (Garrick), The Threepenny Opera (with Vanessa Redgrave), The Owl and the Pussycat, Carry on London (Victoria Palace), A Merry Whiff of Windsor (one woman show, UK and world tour), Maria in Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival Co), Calamity Jane (nat tour), Kath in Kenneth William's prodn of Entertaining Mr Sloane (Lyric Hammersmith), The Mating Game, Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls (tour), Kath in first nat tour of Entertaining Mr Sloane (nominated Martini Regional Theatre Award for Best Actress), God in Spamalot; Pantomime numerous appearances incl: Babes in the Wood (Palladium), Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Orchard Dartford) 1995-96; Television incl: Dreamers Highway, The Jack Jackson TV Show, Six Five Special, The Rag Trade (BBC), subject of This Is Your Life (Thames), Obituary Show (Channel Four), One Foot in the Grave (BBC), Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders 1994-2010 (Lifetime Achievement Award Br Soap Awards 2009), host Funny World (BBC) 1996, subject of Hall of Fame (BBC), Star for a Night (BBC), The Kumars at No 42 (BBC), subject of Who Do You Think You Are? (BBC) 2007; Films incl: Sparrers Can't Sing, Carry on films (first Carry on Spying 1964), Lost, Too Hot to Handle, Flame in the Street, On the Fiddle, Hair of the Dog, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, A Study in Terror, Comrades, The Boyfriend, Double Vision, Cor Blimey, Alice In Wonderland; Radio numerous incl Fancy A Bit; Albums Barbara Windsor; numerous incl single Sparrers Can't Sing (top 30 hit)
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