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Overview (4)

Born in Fulham, London, England, UK
Died in Whitechapel, London, England, UK  (pneumonia and heart disease)
Birth NameDaisy Sander
Height 5' 5½" (1.66 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dandy Nichols was born on May 21, 1907 in Fulham, London, England as Daisy Sander. She was an actress, known for The Fallen Idol (1948), The Alf Garnett Saga (1972) and The Deep Blue Sea (1955). She was married to Stephen Baguley Waters. She died on February 6, 1986 in Whitechapel, London.

Spouse (1)

Stephen Baguley Waters (1942 - 1955) (divorced)

Trivia (5)

Whereas Edith Bunker was referred to as a "dingbat" by husband Archie, Dandy's Else was referred to as a "silly old moo" by her husband Alf.
Two series of sequels of Till Death Us Do Part (1965) were created. Dandy died during the filming of the second sequel and her death was incorporated into the series; the remainder of the series dealt with Alf's life as a widower.
Dandy became a 60s TV star in middle age with the British comedy classic Till Death Us Do Part (1965) in which she played Else Garnett, the beleaguered wife of Alf Garnett, a cranky, bigoted type. The series caught fire and an American version was produced in the 70s, All in the Family (1971), with Jean Stapleton's Edith Bunker, Dandy's counterpart.
British minor comedy character actress who made a lasting career playing frumpy wives (complete with bathrobe, hairnet and curlers), cockney scrubwomen and a constant revolving door of domestics.
Replaced Gretchen Franklin in the role of Else Garnett in Till Death Us Do Part (1965) after Franklin was unable to break her theatre contract.

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