British humor poet known for her BBC radio program "Ayres on the Air." Her publications include Some of Me Poems and Songs and Dear Mum: Poems for Mums and their Babies.
She served in the Women's Royal Air Force before becoming a poet and radio personality.
She was paid 600 pounds to star in a 1976 cream cheese commercial.
She married theatre producer Dudley Russell, with whom she subsequently raised two sons.
Bob Dylan inspired her to write poetry.