Mollie Sugden

About Mollie Sugden

Who is it?: Actress, Soundtrack
Birth Day: July 21, 1922
Birth Place:  Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Died On: 1 July 2009(2009-07-01) (aged 86)\nGuildford, Surrey, England
Birth Sign: Leo
Cause of death: Heart failure
Years active: 1962–2003, 2009
Television: The Liver Birds Are You Being Served? That's My Boy My Husband and I Grace & Favour
Spouse(s): William Moore (m. 1958–2000)
Children: Robin Moore Simon Moore

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Mollie Sugden was bornon July 21, 1922 in  Keighley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, is Actress, Soundtrack. 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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Biography/Timeline

1922

She was born as Isobel Mary Sugden, in Keighley in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1922. When she was four years old, she heard a woman reading a poem at a village concert making people laugh. The following Christmas, after being asked if she could "do anything", Sugden read this poem and everyone fell about laughing. She later remarked that their response made her "realise how wonderful it was to make people laugh". Shortly after she left school, World War II broke out, and Sugden worked in a munitions factory in Keighley making shells for the Royal Navy. She was later made redundant, and attended the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

1958

She played opposite her husband, william Moore (1916–2000), in several series, including two episodes of The Liver Birds and again in My Husband and I, on both occasions as a married couple. They had married on 29 March 1958, having met while in repertory theatre in Swansea, and had twin sons born in October 1963, Robin and Simon.

1962

Sugden's first regular sitcom role was as Mrs Crispin in the sitcom Hugh and I (1962–67). This was written by John T. Chapman, and when he became involved with The Liver Birds series, he suggested Sugden for the role of Sandra's mother, Mrs Hutchinson. She appeared in the bulk of the run, from 1971 to 1979. In 1973, she appeared in Son of the Bride.

1968

When Sugden graduated from the Guildhall School of Drama, she worked in repertory for eight years with a company that included Eric Sykes and Roy Dotrice. She also had work in radio and made her television debut in a live half-hour comedy show. Sugden's other appearances before Are You Being Served? included parts in The Benny Hill Show, Just Jimmy (with Jimmy Clitheroe), Z-Cars, Up Pompeii!, The Goodies, Steptoe and Son and five episodes of Jackanory in 1968.

1972

Meanwhile, she was cast in a role which brought her international fame: Mrs Slocombe, a department store saleswoman with a socially superior attitude, a repertoire of double entendres, and a penchant for bouffant, pastel-coloured coiffures, in the long-running Are You Being Served? (1972–85). In 1978, when it was thought that Are You Being Served? was over, she was the lead star in Come Back Mrs. Noah, a sitcom that is regarded by some as one of the worst ever made. From 1965 to 1976, she intermittently played Nellie Harvey, the landlady of The Laughing Donkey pub, in Coronation Street. In this she often appeared opposite Annie Walker, landlady of the Rovers Return. In 1986, she had a 23-week stint on That's Life!

1981

Sugden also played main roles in other sitcoms, including That's My Boy (1981–86) and My Husband and I (1987–88), both for ITV. In an unsuccessful revival of The Liver Birds (1996), Sugden reprised her role as Mrs Hutchinson, despite being on steroids at the time owing to her suffering from polymyalgia.

2002

In 2002 a tribute programme called Celebrating Mollie Sugden: An Are You Being Served? Special, aired on American PBS stations featuring several members of the cast of Are You Being Served?

2009

Sugden died at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford on 1 July 2009 of unspecified heart failure and was cremated. Her final public appearance was at the funeral of her Are You Being Served? co-star Wendy Richard four months previously.

2013

Seven years after the end of Are You Being Served?, five members of the original cast – including Sugden – came together to appear in Grace & Favour, where the staff of Grace Brothers are left an old manor house in the country, which they try to run as a hotel. It lasted two seasons, until 1993. Other appearances at this time included Just william and Oliver's Travels. In 2003, Sugden appeared in an episode of The Bill and also appeared (as herself) in an episode of the comedy Sketch show Little Britain.