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Mary Tamm Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, UK
Died in Battersea, London, England, UK  (cancer)
Height 5' 4½" (1.64 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Mary Tamm was born on March 22, 1950 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), The Odessa File (1974) and The Likely Lads (1976). She was married to Marcus Ringrose. She died on July 26, 2012 in Battersea, London, England.

Spouse (1)

Marcus Ringrose (1978 - 26 July 2012) (her death) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

She graduated from RADA and later became an associate member, joining the associate's committee. Tamm and her immediate predecessor, Louise Jameson, are the only Associate Members of RADA to have played a regular role in Doctor Who (1963) as a companion.
Mary was of Estonian heritage. Her surname - Tamm - is one of the most common Estonian surnames (literal translation; Oak).
Mary died early morning after an 18-mont battle with cancer, at the age of 62. Her husband, insurance executive Marcus Ringrose, collapsed and died of a heart attack whilst replying to letters of condolence,, shortly after delivering a eulogy at her funeral.
Mary had one child with her husband, Marcus Ringrose, named Lauren, who made them grandparents.
She started her career with the Birmingham Repertory Company in 1971, working alongside Derek Jacobi, Ronnie Barker and Joan Sims.
She attended Bradford Girls Grammar School.

Personal Quotes (1)

[on Doctor Who: The Stones of Blood: Part Four (1978)] We deserve medals for having got through that, I have to say.

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