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RIP Anne Beach 1938 - 2017

PostPosted: Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:42 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Only found out this today by accident. Sadly the Steptoe actress Anne Beach, famous for her role as Harold's fleeting but pregnant party acquaintance in the episode "Steptoe and Son – and Son!", died on the 17th March aged 78. With a long career in theatre, film and TV, she also was the mother of the late children's tv series Charlotte Coleman, who starred in 80s kids series, Educating Marmalade (1983) as Marmalade Atkins (deceased). Very sad. Belated RIP Anne. :|

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Re: RIP Anne Beach 1938 - 2017

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:19 am
by Dirty Old Yank
Sad news indeed. A favorite Steptoe episode, certainly one of the most touching.
Ann played a similar role in Rising Damp episode “That’s My Boy”. RADA scholarship at 16, like Harry she was a member of Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop. She can also be seen in the first Subotsky/Rosenberg (Amicus) production, “City of the Dead” (1960, aka Horror Hotel) with Christopher Lee and Patricia Jessel.

Re: RIP Anne Beach 1938 - 2017

PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:45 pm
by Ilovesteptoe
Hi DOY. Yes, very sad news. I literally came across this news by accident after searching for some information regarding a film watched on TV the other day. Seen she starred in it, so decided later to do a net search about the film. Saw her name. So click on it, as you do, to see what she was up to these days, then sadly noticed she'd died in March. Coincidentally you mentioning the classic Rising Damp. What a great episode that was. It mirrored her role Steptoe. She also played their next door neighbour in series Fresh Fields in the 80s. What a great character actress she is and was. :(