Fenella Fielding dies aged 90
The stage, film and television actor had credits including Carry On Screaming
Star of the stage, screen and television Fenella Fielding has died aged 90.
Known for her on-screen roles in the likes of Carry on Screaming (1966) and Carry on Regardless (1961). Fielding began her career on the stage and in comedy revues including Pieces of Eight alongside Kenneth Williams.
Born in London in 1927, Fielding won a scholarship to study at RADA and in 1952 appeared in an amateur production alongside Ron Moody. She proceeded to make her name in the musical Valmouth.
She was made an OBE in the 2018 Birthday Honours.
In a statement, her spokeswoman said: "We are very sad to announce that Fenella Fielding OBE passed away this afternoon on Tuesday 11 September.
"This follows a severe stroke two weeks ago. During that time, she has been very comfortable and always looked tranquil and divine. And always wearing her eyelashes!
"Miss Fielding was an incredible talent. That voice! A unique woman, much loved by family, friends and fans. She will be missed tremendously."
Stars paid tribute to Fielding on Twitter.
Fenella Fielding. RIP. Marvellous, adorable star. You will be much missed. Xxx— James Dreyfus (@DreyfusJames) September 11, 2018
RIP to the truly magnificent Fenella Fielding.— Alf Garnett (@MrAlfredGarnett) September 11, 2018
My dear friend Fenella Fielding passed over yesterday. After suffering a recent stroke she has left us. The word ‘legend' is used too liberally and without validity but Fenella is and was. We worked together on television and stage too numerous times to mention. Sending love pic.twitter.com/9XxmGxlS2l— Russell Grant (@THERussellGrant) September 12, 2018