British sitcom actress Dinah Sheridan dies

A British actress who appeared in two classic family films and a sitcom has died.

Dinah Sheridan

Dinah Sheridan died Sunday at her Northwood, Middlesex, England home at the age of 92.

She played Mrs. Waterbury in the film “The Railway Children” in 1970, a mother forced to relocate her three kids to a home near a train station following her husband’s false imprisonment.

In “Genevieve” in 1953, she played the wife of a man competiting against another man in an escalatingly competitive antique car rally.

Then she starred in sitcom “Don’t Wait Up” as Angela Latimer. The British program ran six seasons until 1990.

She also appeared in “The Five Doctors,” a 1983 feature-length “Doctor Who” episode.

Her parents were photographers to the royal family. She toured as Wendy in “Peter Pan” in the early days of her career, which she put on hold during the second World War to instead drive an ambulance. She also appeared in two Paul Temple movies as Steve, the detective’s wife.

She was married four times: first to actor Jimmy Hanley; to then-president of the Rank Organization John Davis; then to actor John Merivale; followed by Aubrey Ison, a California advertising executive.

- BBC one

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Nov 25th, 2012, 2:29 pm



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Wow, this week has sure become death, destroyer of TV stars.

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