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On This Day (USA) - 14 August



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Gillian Taylforth will be 63 - credited as Kathy Beale in Dimensions In Time(Misc)

Gillian Taylforth is best known as Kathy Beale in Eastenders and Nikki Wright in The Bill.



Vernon Dobtcheff will be 84 - 5 credits, including Scientist in The War Games

Vernon Dobtcheff (born 14 August 1934) is a French and British actor.

Dobtcheff was born in Nîmes, France, to a family of Russian descent. He attended Ascham Preparatory School in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, in the 1940s, where he won the Acting Cup. One of his many television roles was as the Chief Scientist in the Doctor Who series The War Games in 1969.



Patsy Smart (died 1996 aged 77) would be 100 - credited as Ghoul in The Talons of Weng-Chiang

Patsy Smart was an English actress who is best remembered for her performance as Miss Roberts in the 1970s ITV television drama Upstairs, Downstairs.

She also appeared in: Danger ManDixon of Dock GreenZ-CarsThe PrisonerThe AvengersThe Sweeney,Blake's 7The Chinese DetectiveMinderRentaghostTerry and JuneFarrington of the F.O.CasualtyHallelujah!, and The Bill.

In her later roles, she was expert at playing dotty old ladies (her Mrs Sibley and Miss Dingle characters in Terry and June being examples) to perfection. Another example was as the wife of the gardener in the Miss Marple episode "The Moving Finger" which starred Joan Hickson.

Patsy Smart died aged 77 in Northwood, Middlesex in England of barbiturate poisoning.

Biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA