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June 25, 2024

30 Fabulous Photos of Wendy Richard in the 1960s and ’70s

Born 1943 in Middlesbrough, British actress Wendy Richard was known for her television roles as Miss Shirley Brahms on the BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? from 1972 to 1985, and Pauline Fowler on the soap opera EastEnders from 1985 to 2006.

After Are You Being Served? ended, Richard starred as Pauline Fowler in the first episode of EastEnders, a main role that she played in over two thousand episodes until she departed in 2006. Richard was awarded an MBE in 2000 and was later awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2007 British Soap Awards for her role in EastEnders.

After leaving EastEnders, Richard continued to appear on-screen until her death in 2009. Richard was married four times. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1996; the disease returned in 2002 and again in 2008; this time it had spread throughout her body. Richard made a documentary detailing the last few months of her life before her death in February 2009.

Take a look at these fabulous photos to see the beauty of young Wendy Richard in the 1960s and 1970s.


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