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Beryl Reid
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Born in Hereford, Herefordshire
Born on 17th of June 1920
Died on 13rd of October 1996

Born 1919. Died 1996 - English comedienne and actress.

Made first stage appearance in 1936. Became well known as a variety entertainer. Made her name in BBC radio's 'Educating Archie'. Became famous with her 'Brummie' Marlene character. Had a long and successful television career, her appearances including The Girl Most Likely (1957), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (1985), Smiley’s People (1983) and Cracker (1993). She appeared in a number films including The Killing of Sister George in 1968 and Entertaining Mr Sloane in 1970.

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