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Actress Joan Sims dead

Jun 28, 2001 | 11:03am EDT

Actress Joan Sims, best known for her work in the Carry On movies, has died at 71, the BBC News reports. Sims became famous for doing different accents and dialects. Born in 1930, she worked in repertory in the 1950s and later began appearing in West End revue, in films and television. She starred in over two dozen Carry On films up until 1978. She later focused her career on television, appearing in Worzel Gummidge, Til Death Do Us Part and On the Up. Her most recent movie was the BBC TV film Last of the Blonde Bombshells alongside Judi Dench. Sims was unmarried and had been ill for several months.

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