Coronation Street and Two Ronnies star Dilys Watling has died

Coronation Street and Two Ronnies star Dilys Watling has died
Tony Award-nominated actor also appeared in ‘Morecambe & Wise’

コロネーションストリート actor Dilys Watling has died, 老いた 78.

The TV star, who appeared in comedy shows The Two Ronnies そして Morecambe & 賢い, played Merle Baker in the ITV soap during its first decade on air.

Watling, who was described as a “trailblazer” by her family, died “peacefully” on 10 August after suffering from a long illness.

The actor performed on Broadway in 1970, playing Georgy in a production of Georgy. She received a Tony Award nomination for the role.

に 1964, Watling released the single “Don’t Say You Love Me”, which made it into the UK charts.

She was the sibling of ドクター・フー star Deborah Watling and Clacton MP Giles Watling, 誰が言ったの: “Dilys was a much-loved sister and was the eldest of the five of us.”

彼が追加した: “She was eccentric in many ways, but was always incredibly generous, warm and loving. In her last few days, she recounted stories of her life that we thought she had long-since forgotten.”

Former ‘Coronation Street’ star Dilys Watling in 1964

Watling was once married to 職務 actor Owen Teale, but the pair had the marriage annulled.

Her final TV role was in a 1994 のエピソード Minder.


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