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Liz Fraser


Born - 14 August 1930, Lambeth, London, England
Died - 6 September 2018

Bouncy, disarming British comedy actress with big blonde hair, small mouth and formidable bust, who, once established in her late twenties, soon cornered the market in dumb, mildly cockney blondes often caught in their underwear. Notable in Peter Sellers comedies and the 'Carry On' series before showing she could tackle the odd dramatic role as well. She drifted back into broad film comedies in the 1970s after a long period away; but TV and the theatre offered her more rewarding roles in her later years, when she also proved to be a prolific worker for charities and a formidable opponent at bridge and poker. Born Elizabeth Winch, she made her debut under that name in Touch and Go (1955), before moving to Elizabeth Fraser in The Smallest Show on Earth (1957), The Naked Truth (1957), Alive and Kicking (1958) and others. As Liz Fraser, she made I'm All Right Jack (1959, as Cynthia Kite, the rave of the workshop floor), Desert Mice (1959), Two Way Stretch (1960), The Night We Got the Bird (1960), Carry On Regardless (1961), Double Bunk (1961), Carry On Cruising (1962), Live Now - Pay Later (1962), Carry On Cabby (1963), The Family Way (1966), Up the Junction (1967), Dad's Army (1971), Hide and Seek (1972), Carry On Behind (1975), Adventures of a Private Eye (1977), Rosie Dixon Night Nurse (1978), The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (1979) and Chicago Joe and the Showgirl (1990), her last, although she continued to crop uo on TV, latterly in an episode of Midsomer Murders this year. She married (second) producer Bill Hitchcock, but he died at 44. Liz Fraser died from complications following an operation.