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It is with sadness that Kasterborous relays news of the death of actor Harry Towb, best known to Doctor Who fans as the memorable characters of Osgood in 1969's Ice Warrior's adventure The Seeds of Death and factory boss McDermott in 1971's Terror of the Autons. Born July 27, 1925 in Larne, County Antrim, in Northern Ireland, Towb become one of the most recognisable character actors from the province, chalking up a string of TV and film appearances during a screen career that spanned 58 »
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Veteran British actor Harry Towb has died at the age of 83.
The star passed away at his home in London on Friday following a battle with cancer.
Towb began his career in theatre and went on to land roles in classic 1960s TV show The Avengers, sci-fi series Dr Who and films including The 39 Steps, Patton and Carry On at Your Convenience.
He most recently appeared in British soap opera EastEnders.
He is survived by his wife, actress Diana Hoddinott, children Emily, Daniel and Joshua, and three granddaughters. »
Veteran actor Harry Towb has died at the age of 83, it has been announced. The Irish-born star passed away peacefully at his home in London on Friday following a short battle with cancer, his family confirmed in a statement. Towb is survived by his wife Diana Hoddinott, children Emily, Daniel and Joshua, and three granddaughters. Paying tribute to his father yesterday, Joshua commented: "He loved his family very much. But he never liked not to be working. He worked all the way through his illness as long as he could, right up until a few months ago." Towb pursued a stage career after growing (more) »
- By Daniel Kilkelly
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