English actress who played the role of Ethel Skinner in the BBC soap opera EastEnders.
She grew up in a theatrical family and made her debut as a chorus girl in Bournemouth when she was a teenager.
She was scheduled to present a Lifetime Soap Achievement Award to her former co-star
She was married to John Caswell Garth from 1934 until his death in 1953.
She co-starred with actress June Brown on the soap opera EastEnders.