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 Mollie Sugden

Mollie Sugden

Original Name Mary Isobel
Birth
Keighley, Metropolitan Borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Death 1 Jul 2009 (aged 86)
Guildford, Guildford Borough, Surrey, England
Burial Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England
Plot Ashes scattered in the Rose Garden
Memorial ID 38952435 · View Source
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Actress. Best remembered as 'Mrs. Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her first television role came in 1962 with the series "Hugh and I," which ran for four seasons. In 1972, she won the role of the head of the ladies department at Grace Brothers Department Store, 'Mrs. Betty Slocombe,' on "Are You Being Served." Her character was known for her change in hair color, as well as her affection for her cat. The series ran between 1972 and 1985. She reprised the role in the 1990s for the short live revival, "Grace & Favour." After the initial run of "Are You Being Served" ended in 1985 she continued to work on television including the series "My Husband and I," in which she starred with real-life husband, William Moore. In 2002, she was honored on her 80th birthday with the special "Celebrating Mollie Sugden: An Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden died after a long illness at age 86, just months after her "Are You Being Served? co-star Wendy Richard.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: The Perplexed Historian
  • Added: 1 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38952435
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mollie Sugden (21 Jul 1922–1 Jul 2009), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38952435, citing Golders Green Crematorium, Golders Green, London Borough of Barnet, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .