Last Of The Summer Wine actress Josephine Tewson dies aged 91

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British TV sitcom star Josephine Tewson has died aged 91, her agent has confirmed.

ewson, best known for his roles in Keeping Up Appeaances and Last Of The Summer Wine, died on Thursday night at Denville Hall, a London care home for those in the entertainment industry.

A statement from her agent, Diamond Management’s Jean Diamond said: “We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Josephine Tewson.

“Josephine passed away peacefully last night at Denville Hall at the age of 91.”

Born in Hampstead, London, in 1931, Tewson attended grammar school before enrolling at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (Rada), from which she graduated in 1952.

Small parts appeared throughout the 1960s on shows like Z-Cars and The Charlie Drake Show.

The decade also saw her frequently appear in sketches alongside comedians Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker in Hark At Barker and Frost On Sunday.

She also played Edna Hawkins in the first six series of the ITV sitcom Shelley, which aired in the 80s and early 90s.

However, she is best known for playing the pragmatic Elizabeth Warden, the neighbor and reluctant confidant of Hyacinth Bucket, a social snob on the much-loved sitcom of the BBC.

Roy Clarke was the show’s screenwriter and also provided Tewson with the most memorable final role of her career, playing Miss Davenport in Last Of The Summer Wine from 2003 to 2010.

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In 2012, Tewson launched her one-woman show, Still Keep the Look? and toured around the UK.

Former EastEnders actress Debbie Arnold, 67, was among those who paid tribute.

She tweeted: “So sad we lost 2 amazing people first Bruce Montague and now 2 days later – Josephine Tewson.

“@JudyBuxton7 and I have had the honor of traveling around the world and the UK with great comedies ending in the West End. We had fun. I love Jo,” followed by a broken heart emoji.

The wife of late actor John Challis, Carol, has shared a picture of her husband and Tewson starring together in Last Of The Summer Wine.

She wrote: “Farewell to Josephine Tewson. John enjoyed working with her on Last of the Summer Wine. Another has disappeared. “

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