Janet Brown dies

Comic impressionist was 87

Janet Brown, the comedian and impressionist best known for mimicking Margaret Thatcher, has died at the age of 87.

Her agent Susan Angel. said she died in her sleep at a nursing home in Hove, East Sussex, after a short illness.

She added: ‘She was a delightful client and we will all miss her very much.’

Glasgow-born Brown was a regular on The Mike Yarwood Show and played Mrs Thatcher in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. She also worked with Tony Hancock, and on Roy Hudd's The News Huddlines on Radio 2.

She was married to Carry On actor Peter Butterworth until his death in 1979 and leaves a son and grandson..

In 1979, when Thatcher came to power, she released a novelty single called Iron Lady:

Published: 27 May 2011

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