Pat Coombs dies

Carry On.. and On The Buses star

Comedy character actress Pat Coombs has died at her London home at the age of 75.

She appeared in a host of comedy roles, including Carry On Doctor, the Dick Emery Show, Till Death Do Us Part and In Sickness And In Health.

She died after complications from emphysema at Denville Hall in Northwood, north-west London, which is run by The Actors' Charitable Trust.

She also had a stint on EastEnders as Marge Green, and made guest appearances on Birds Of A Feather. Her first TV role was in Hancock's Half Hour in 1956.

Her agent Barry Burnett said: "She was still working and had only just completed a role alongside June Whitfield in Like They've Never Been Gone for Radio 4.

"She worked with most of the top comics in the country, like Bob Monkhouse and Dick Emery."

Published: 27 May 2002

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