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Mollie Sugden (1922–2009)


Best remembered as 'Mrs. Slocombe' on the British comedy "Are You Being Served?" Mollie Sugden was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. She attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Her first television role came in 1962 with the series "Hugh and I," which ran for four seasons. In 1972, she won the role of the head of the ladies ... See full bio »

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 2003 The Bill (TV Series)
Lally
- 134 (2003) ... Lally
 2001 Revolver (TV Series)
Mother (Series 1) (2001)
 1996 Romuald the Reindeer (TV Series)
- Knitting Patterns (1996) ... (voice)
 1996 Dennis the Menace (TV Series)
Vilhemina Slop Bucket
- Special Agent Dennis (1996) ... Vilhemina Slop Bucket (voice, as Molly Sugden)
 1995 Just William (TV Series)
Great Aunt Florence
- Boys Will Be Boys (1995) ... Great Aunt Florence
 1995 Oliver's Travels (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Robson
- Why Did We Eat the Frogs? (1995) ... Mrs. Robson
 1989 The BFG
Mary (voice)
 1988 Tickle on the Tum (TV Series)
Bessie Bagwash
- Bull in the Laundry Shop (1988) ... Bessie Bagwash
- I've Always Wanted to Be on TV ... Bessie Bagwash
- Ban Barney Bodger ... Bessie Bagwash
 1978 The Talking Parcel (TV Movie)
Hortense, the Flying Train (voice)
 1975 Three Comedies of Marriage (TV Series)
Mother
- Bobby Bluesocks (1975) ... Mother
 1974 Holiday with Strings (TV Movie)
Doris - Check In Girl
 1974 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
Sister Martin
- Episode #4.5 (1974) ... Sister Martin
 1974 Men of Affairs (TV Series)
Mum
- Silver Threads (1974) ... Mum
 1973 Billy Liar (TV Series)
Mrs. Bottomley
- Billy and the Party Spirit (1973) ... Mrs. Bottomley
 1973 Son of the Bride (TV Series)
Mum
- Anything But the Truth (1973) ... Mum
- Of Unsold Mind (1973) ... Mum
- A Hostile Engagement (1973) ... Mum
 1972 The Fenn Street Gang (TV Series)
Mrs. Greer
- The Lady with the Lamp (1972) ... Mrs. Greer
 1972 My Wife Next Door (TV Series)
George's Mother
- Total Separation (1972) ... George's Mother
 1972 A Class by Himself (TV Series)
Lesley Charles
- Guess Who's Coming to Lunch? (1972) ... Lesley Charles
 1972 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Mrs. Betty Slocombe / Lady Wright
- Born Every Minute (1972) ... Lady Wright
 1972 Emma (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Goddard
- Episode #1.5 (1972) ... Mrs. Goddard
- Episode #1.1 (1972) ... Mrs. Goddard
 1972 Doctor in Charge (TV Series)
Mrs. Waring
- Mum's the Word (1972) ... Mrs. Waring
- Honey Lamb (1972) ... Mrs. Waring
- The Devil You Know (1972) ... Mrs. Waring
 1972 Six Days of Justice (TV Series)
Mrs. Dunne
- A Private Nuisance (1972) ... Mrs. Dunne
 1965-1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Auntie Minnie / Melanie's Mother
- Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (1972) ... Auntie Minnie
- And Afterwards at... (1965) ... Melanie's Mother
 1972 Mandog (TV Series)
Mrs. Morris
- The Consignment (1972) ... Mrs. Morris
- Mister Makes His Mark (1972) ... Mrs. Morris
 1971 Please Sir! (TV Series)
Alice Larch
- What's a Class Between Friends? (1971) ... Alice Larch
 1971 For the Love of Ada (TV Series)
Nellie Pollitt
- The Christening (1971) ... Nellie Pollitt
- The Journey (1971) ... Nellie Pollitt
 1971 Doctor at Large (TV Series)
Mrs. Mollett
- Devon Is Lovely at This Time of Year (1971) ... Mrs. Mollett
- It's All in the Mind (1971) ... Mrs. Mollett
 1970 The Goodies (TV Series)
Minister for Trade and Domestic Affairs
- Caught in the Act (1970) ... Minister for Trade and Domestic Affairs
 1970 Up Pompeii! (TV Series)
Flavia
- The Love Potion (1970) ... Flavia
 1969-1970 Oh Brother! (TV Series)
 1970 As Good Cooks Go (TV Series)
 1970 The Six Wives of Henry VIII (TV Mini-Series)
Lotte
- Anne of Cleves (1970) ... Lotte
 1969 The Very Merry Widow and How (TV Series)
Mrs. White
- How Are You Feeling? (1969) ... Mrs. White
 1964-1968 Just Jimmy (TV Series)
Mum
- Episode dated 2 July 1968 (1968) ... Mum
- A Bicycle Made for Jim (1968) ... Mum
- In the Still of the Night (1966) ... Mum
- Harem Scarem! (1966) ... Mum
- My Part-Time Mum (1965) ... Mum
 1968 Jackanory (TV Series)
Storyteller
- The Unwelcome Guests: Welcome at Last (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
- The Unwelcome Guests: Lost and Found (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
- The Unwelcome Guests: The Golden Coin (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
- The Unwelcome Guests: The Beachcombers (1968) ... Storyteller (as Molly Sugden)
 1967 Z Cars (TV Series)
Vera
- Calling the Tune: Part 2 (1967) ... Vera
- Calling the Tune: Part 1 (1967) ... Vera
 1967 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
District nurse
- I Am Osango (1967) ... District nurse
 1964 First Night (TV Series)
Mrs. Phillips
- Maggie (1964) ... Mrs. Phillips
 1962 Benny Hill (TV Series)
Woman Tenant
- The Time Bicycle (1962) ... Woman Tenant
 1962 Suspense (TV Series)
Belle
- Killer in the Band (1962) ... Belle
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Portrayed Mrs. Slocombe, the same role she performed in the television series, in the stage version of Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft's "Are You Being Served?" at the Blackpool Winter Gardens in Lancashire, England, UK. See more »

Publicity Listings:

4 Articles | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Molly Sugden

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Trivia:

Her speaking role in the San Francisco Opera's 1993 production of Donizetti's "Daughter of the Regiment" was her American stage debut. See more »

Trademark:

"And I am unanimous in this!" See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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