78 (passed away Feb. 6th, 1986)
May. 21st, 1907
Hammersmith, London, England, UK
Dandy Nichols' Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles1982 - Britannia Hospital
1974 - Confessions Of A Window Cleaner
1973 - O Lucky Man!
1969 - The Bed Sitting Room
1967 - How I Won the War
1967 - Carry On Doctor
1966 - Georgy Girl
1965 - Help!
1958 - The Vikings
1948 - Scott of the Antarctic
1948 - The Fallen Idol
Guest TV Roles
Storyteller - 'The Cat Who Snored'
Mrs. Watteau Jones
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- British minor comedy character actress who made a lasting career playing frumpy wives (complete with bathrobe, hairnet and curlers), cockney scrubwomen and a constant revolving door of domestics.
- Dandy became a 60s TV star in middle age with the British comedy classic "Til Death Do Us Part" in which she played Else Garnett, the beleaguered wife of Alf Garnett, a cranky, bigoted type. The series caught fire and an American version was produced in the 70s, "All in the Family," with Jean Stapleton's Edith Bunker, Dandy's counterpart.
- Two series of sequels of "Til Death Do Us Part" were created. Dandy died during the filming of the second sequel and her death was incorporated into the series; the remainder of the series dealt with Alf's life as a widower.
- Whereas Edith Bunker was referred to as a "dingbat" by husband Archie, Dandy's Else was referred to as a "silly old moo" by her husband Alf.
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