June Whitfield

Active - 1959 - 2016  |   Born - Nov 11, 1925 in Streatham, London  |   Genres - Comedy

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Trained at London's prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, June Whitfield landed her first professional roles on the London stage and became one of Great Britain's most respected comedy actresses. After establishing herself in theater, Whitfield gained further acclaim for appearing opposite Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bently in the classic radio series Take It From Here. She has become one of BBC Radio's most enduring and beloved radio performers; she can be heard reading The News Huddlines, something she has been doing since the 1950s. Despite her radio work, Whitfield is best known on television, where she appeared opposite her longtime professional partner Terry Scott in the popular sitcom Happily Ever After, which ran for a decade and was later renamed Terry and June. She also worked with comedians like Ronnie Barker and Dick Emery. Whitfield began her sporadic film career in Carry On Nurse (1959); she would continue appearing in the venerable Carry On series for many years. Her other film credits include The Spy With a Cold Nose (1966) and Jude (1996). For her many years in the entertainment industry, June Whitfield received the British Comedy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1994.

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