TRIBUTE: Dame June Whitfield – celebrated for her comic roles in BBC sitcom Terry and June and cult favourite Absolutely Fabulous – has died aged 93: Her agent said she died peacefully on Friday night as tributes pour in on social media #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsDesk – Dec.30: The London-born actress was a regular fixture on TV and radio for six decades, starring in Carry On films, Hancock’s Half Hour, and even Friends: At 89, she appeared in EastEnders as Sister Ruth, a nun with a secret about Kat Moon. At 92, she was made a dame……………..Her agent said she died peacefully on Friday night BBC News reported

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June Whitfield’s career spanned seven decades

Tributes to her long and successful career in comedy are being made on Twitter

Julia Sawalha, who played her strait-laced granddaughter in Absolutely Fabulous, said Whitfield had been a “great source of inspiration” to her as a young actress but was “far too humble to accept my adoration”.

Fellow Ab Fab actress Joanna Lumley told ITV news she was “heartbroken to lose such a darling friend”, who would “always have a most special place in my heart”………..She said she would never forget “her sensational talent, humour and her generosity”.

Jane Horrocks, who played the ditzy character Bubble in the comedy, said her former co-star was a “wonderful lady”, who was “versatile, funny and generous”

Most of Whitfield’s scenes during her three episodes on EastEnders were filmed opposite Jessie Wallace, who tweeted: “A truly great actress and comedy legend. Working with June was a masterclass.”

Impressionist Rory Bremner called Whitfield the “go-to comedy actress for three generations”.

TV producer Jon Plowman, who worked on Absolutely Fabulous, said there was “no-one with a better ability to just ‘place’ a line, always an act of utter precision”.

Speaking to BBC Radio 5 live he described working with Whitfield: “You would hand her a script, she would work out where the laughs were and then would very quietly wipe the floor with everybody else.”

Comedian Miranda Hart recalls a touching encounter with Whitfield who responded to an appeal for sponsorship for Edinburgh Festival early on in her career:

And broadcaster Danny Baker said Whitfield was “formidable, dependable, inimitable. A rock. A gem.”

June Whitfield, Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha and Jane Horrocks in 2016David M. Benett/Getty ImagesWhitfield with her co-stars at the premiere of Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie in 2016June Whitfield shakes hands with the QueenTim Graham/Getty ImagesWhitfield, in the company of Sir Terry Wogan and Richard Briers, greets the Queen at BBC Broadcasting House in 2006Dame June WhitfieldWPA PoolWhitfield was made a dame last year, collecting the honour from Prince Charles

Shane Allen, controller of BBC Comedy, described Whitfield as “the North Star of British comedy”.

“Her spectacular career is unparalleled in its longevity, with seven decades of being a key element in numerous high profile and successful shows. She was the go-to female comedy performer of her generation and was always in demand from the cream of British comedy.”

Among those clamouring to work with her were Tony Hancock, Frankie Howerd, Ronnie Barker, Benny Hill, Bob Monkhouse and Tommy Cooper.

On Thursday, BBC Surrey broadcast what turned out to be her final interview, in which fellow showbusiness veteran David Hamilton visited Dame June at her home to talk about her life and career.

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Obituary: A star in her own right

Terry Scott as Terry and June Whitfield as JuneWhitfield starred alongside Terry Scott in the hit 1970s sitcom

Dame June Whitfield was a constant presence in British post-war comedy.

Often playing the female stooge to some of Britain’s most famous entertainers, she called herself “a comic’s tart”.

But after six decades on radio and television, she established herself as a star in her own right.

The actress always said she was “very bad at getting round to things”.

But from her early radio appearances in the 1950s, through to her scatty antics on Absolutely Fabulous, she featured in more than 1,300 radio and television shows.

#AceNewsDesk report …………..Published: December.30: 2018:

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JUST IN: Buzzcocks lead singer Pete Shelley has died at 63 of a suspected heart attack the management told the BBC that he died on Thursday in Estonia where he was living #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsDesk – Dec.07: The punk band are best known for their hit, Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve) ……….. BBC music correspondent Lizo Mzimba said Buzzcocks, who formed in Bolton in the 1970s, were regarded as more polished, but musically no less influential, than the Sex Pistols……………The band have tweeted saying Shelley was “one of the UK’s most influential and prolific songwriters and co-founder of the seminal original punk band Buzzcocks”……………….His music inspired generations of musicians over a five-decade career with his band and as a solo artist, they said #AceNewsDesk reports

The Charlatans’ singer Tim Burgess said Shelley’s “perfect three-minute pop songs” were “the soundtrack to being a teenager“……………….Teenage Fanclub singer Norman Blake tweeted how important Shelley’s songs had been in his youth, and remained so today…………..And singer Tracey Thorn, formerly of Everything But The Girl, said Shelley had been an “amazing songwriter”……………The author Neil Gaiman tweeted “part of my youth dies with him”.

Steve Diggle, John Maher, Pete Shelley and Steve Garvey, pictured left to right in 1978Fin Costello/Getty ImagesSteve Diggle, John Maher, Pete Shelley and Steve Garvey, left to right, in a 1978 photoshoot

Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine said Buzzcocks were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the initial wave of punk rock, with echoes of their music in everyone from Hüsker Dü to Nirvana…………”The Buzzcocks were inspired by the Sex Pistols’ energy, yet they didn’t copy the Pistols’ angry political stance,” he wrote in AllMusic.…………..”Instead, they brought that intense, brilliant energy to the three-minute pop song. Shelley’s alternately funny and anguished lyrics about adolescence and love were some of the best and smartest of his era.”

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Pete Shelley, lead singer of punk band Buzzcocks, dies aged 63 of suspected heart attack Source: BBC.Com/ Published: December.07:2018:

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FEATURED BLOGGER: Santa Should Be On The Naughty List – #yadadarcyyada #DonnaAmazing

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I don’t want a lot for Christmas. There’s just one thing I need. Don’t care about the presents, shopping, or a Christmas tree – could we unblur the lines between good and bad? Make my wish come true, all I want for Christmas is less celebration of Black Hats (or Red Hats with Fur Trim), more celebration of White Hats (and cookies, definitely cookies).

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/12/03/santa-should-be-on-the-naughty-list/We cheer for serial killers, drug lords, mobsters; glamorize celebrities and corporate fat cats – I hear they can even become President.

https://yadadarcyyada.com/2018/12/03/santa-should-be-on-the-naughty-list/We’re allegedly repulsed by the violence, greed, self-absorption yet…we’re mesmerized.

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  • Look at Santa. Or should I say: Santa Claus, Pere Noel, Father Christmas, SinterKlaas, St. Nicholas, Dun Che Lao Ren, Kris Kringle? Secret Santa indeed…he needs many aliases, with all the break and enters; sure, he leaves gifts but also a lingering sense of unease.

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  • Some poor child still sings about being traumatized when he saw his Mommy kissing ‘Santa Claus’ underneath the mistletoe one night and how about Grandma getting run over by a reindeer, huh, whose reindeer? Take a wild guess.

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  • Santa only works one day a year, while keeping elves slaving all year-long, to make toys, for which he takes the credit (and cookies).

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  • Santa’s all ‘thank u, next’, he only cared about Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer when he deemed Rudolph useful, not when the poor reindeer was bullied relentlessly (#BeBestSanta).

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  • Only eight tiny reindeer? Really?!? For one cookie-stuffed man? Does that seem fair?

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  • Santa also leaves his reindeer out in the cold and snow while he goes into warm homes…and they say The Grinch treated Max poorly (he did/does!).

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  • Elvis practically begged Santa to bring his baby back to him…what other atrocities don’t we know about, is it just me or does Santa seem kinda, I dunno, elfish?

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  • Santa tells children he’s watching them when they’re sleeping and knows if they’ve been bad or good. He browbeats children into behaving well, threatening to leave a toxic substance, a lump of coal, in their stocking – The Nice List, The Naughty List, more like The Blacklist.

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What’s next, Santa?

  • Are you gonna lead The Sons of Santa motorcycle gang, Ho Ho SAMCRO?

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  • Be President in The House of Christmas Cards?

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  • Have a barbed wire baseball bat covered in with Christmas lights (P.S. You’ll poke your eye out with that thing; or someone else’s eye)?

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  • Kill to sit on the Candy Cane Throne in the Game of Santa’s Village Thrones (you sit on a throne of lies)?

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  • Go over to The Dark Side (they have Christmas cookies – Merry Sithmas!)?

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  • Be known as He Who Must Not Be Named at The North PoleHarry Potter and The Half-Eaten Gingerbread Man?

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  • Breaking Bad Santa?

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  • Supernatural Santa?

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  • Rescue Me from Santa’s tyranny…Hmmm, maybe Santa should be on The Naughty List.

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  • Santa baby, c’mon please make it right this Christmas, or at least make it wrong and interesting.

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May Your Days Be Merry and Bright and May All Your Dreams https://yadadarcyyada.com/2017/12/18/twice-upon-a-christmas-carol/ Take Flight!

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Posted on December 3, 2018

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