Hattie Jacques (1924-1980) b. Sandgate, Kent, England.
Plump character actress who starred in vivid supporting roles from her early twenties. A radio comedienne from 1947, she did not get into her film comedy stride until the ‘Carry On’ series came along. Later a notable foil for Eric Sykes in his long-running television show. Married to actor John le Mesurier from 1949 to 1965.