Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wendy Richard(s)

On Sunday I finished Wendy Richard's autobiography "Wendy Richard, No S:  My Life Story".  If you were ever a fan of British shows such as Are You Being Served? or Eastenders, you'll recognize her name.  She was Miss Brahms in the former, Pauline Fowler in the latter. 

When I learned that she'd written a book I had to get it from my library (thanks to interlibrary loan).  I enjoy reading books about people's lives.  It was very easy and quick to read as it's written in a conversational style.  She's led an interesting life, lots of amazing "ups" and very sad "downs".  She is open and honest about it all.  And, who knew that she was cast in the Beatles' movie, "Help", but her scenes were cut out?  If you don't recognize the names of many British actors and TV shows, it's easy to get a bit lost, but I recognized enough of them to stay interested.

Wendy Richard died of cancer in 2009 at the age of 65.

No comments: