Wendy Richard dies aged 65. RIP Pauline Fowler

February 27, 2009 by  
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Eastenders actress Wendy Richard has died aged 65 of her third bout of cancer.
The actress had become synonymous with her role as Pauline Fowler on Albert Square, but had blazed a trail across British TV screens for almost five decades. She started to become recognised in the early sixties with a regular part in the Newcomers and went on to top the UK singles chart in 1962 with Mike Sarne on “Come Outside� – the single was at number one for two weeks, sandwiched between Elvis Presley’s “Good Luck Charm� and Ray Charles’ “I Can’t Stop Loving You�.

In the course of her varied career, Richard worked on two Carry On films and appeared in most iconic British TV comedies, including Dad’s Army and Are You Being Served? She also filmed scenes for the Beatles movie Help! which were unfortunately cut.

Wendy Richard died at the Harley Street clinic yesterday after being rediagnosed with cancer in October. Her fourth husband, John Burns – a painter/decorator twenty years her junior – was at her bedside.