Hattie Jacques

Hattie Jacques

English comedy actress of stage, radio and screen (1922-1980)
Hattie Jacques was an English comedy actress of stage, radio and screen. She is best known as a regular of the Carry On films, where she typically played strict, no-nonsense characters, but was also a prolific television and radio performer.Wikipedia
BornFebruary 7, 1922
HometownSandgate, England
Height5'6" (1.68m)
SpouseJohn Le Mesurier (m 1949 - 1965)
ChildrenRobin Le Mesurier , Kim Le Mesurier
ParentsMary A.Thorn , Robin Jaques
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Joan Le Mesurier, wife of the Dad’s Army star John Le Mesurier who had a turbulent affair with Tony Hancock – obituary

  • Joan Le Mesurier, who has died aged 90, was a vivacious divorcee in 1960s London but cast as a femme fatale when she married the actor John Le Mesurier and embarked on a notorious affair with his best friend, the comedian Tony Hancock, which ended with his suicide in Australia. She had only been married to John Le Mesurier for six months when she took up with Hancock in 1966. Le Mesurier was a popular character actor, familiar from many 1950s British film comedies, who was about to find lasting

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The ASDA Pocket Tap Is Back!

Asda chiefs are celebrating their 50th anniversary – with the return of their famous ‘pocket tap’ ad. The cheeky commercial first appeared in 1977, and over the years featured celebrities like Carry On legend Hattie Jacques, actress Julie Walters and former England football star Michael Owen. The pocket tap became so associated with Asda that the Royal Association for Deaf People adopted it as sign language for the supermarket. And yesterday (Thur) stunned shoppers bagged another saving – when store chiefs brought in TV magician Ben Hanlin to conjure up fivers into their back pockets. Ben, 26, baffled customers at the Old Kent Road store with an array of mind-bending tricks. At one point he made fivers appear from bread rolls, a sealed packet of crisps and unopened yoghurt pots
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