Veteran Actress Brown Dies

Posted by aifkod on May 31, 2011

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British comedy actress Janet Brown has died at the age of 87.

The veteran star, known for her impersonations of former U.K. Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, passed away in her sleep at a nursing home in Hove, south east England. Her death comes following a short illness, according to her agent Susan Angel.

Brown began her career in the 1930s, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that she really found fame, showing off her impersonation skills during appearances on The Mike Yarwood Show.

Her Thatcher spoof was so good, she was cast as the leading politician in the James Bond movie For Your Eyes Only in 1981.

She later starred in British TV dramas such as Midsomer Murders, Casualty and Hotel Babylon.

Brown, who was married to late Carry On star Peter Butterworth, is survived by their actor son Tyler Butterworth.

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