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Rita Webb (1904–1981)

Rita Webb was born on February 25, 1904 in Willesden, London, England as Olive Webb. She was an actress, known for To Sir, with Love (1967), The Best of Benny Hill (1974) and Revenge of the Pink Panther (1978). She was married to Lionel Stanley "Thommie" Thompson. She died on August 30, 1981 in London. See full bio »

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(age 77) in London, England, UK
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 1981 Benny Hill's Video Revue (Video)
 1981 Venom
Mrs. Loewenthal
 1969-1980 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles / Various Characters
- Butch Cafferty and the Fundance Kid (1980) ... Various Characters
- A Packed Program (1977) ... Various Roles
- Villain of the Year (1977) ... Various Roles
- The Bionic Baby (1977) ... Various Roles
- News at Ten with Reginald Boozenquet (1971) ... Various Roles
 1980 The Jim Davidson Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1980)
 1979 Can I Come Too? (Short)
Laverne
 1979 Quatermass (TV Mini-Series)
Charm Seller
- Ringstone Round (1979) ... Charm Seller
 1975-1979 Q9 (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #4.4 (1979) ... Various Characters
- Episode #4.3 (1979) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.7 (1978) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.6 (1978) ... Various Characters
- Episode #3.5 (1978) ... Various Characters
 1979 The London Connection
Cockney Woman
 1979 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Cockney Woman
- The Omega Connection (1979) ... Cockney Woman
 1979 The Ken Dodd Laughter Show (TV Series)
Rita Treadworthy
- Episode #1.6 (1979) ... Rita Treadworthy
- Episode #1.5 (1979)
- Episode #1.4 (1979)
- Episode #1.2 (1979)
 1978 Famous Five (TV Series)
Mrs. Alfredo
- Five Have a Wonderful Time (1978) ... Mrs. Alfredo
 1978 The Hound of the Baskervilles
Elder masseuse (uncredited)
 1978 Revenge of the Pink Panther
Lady at Window
 1978 Mind Your Language (TV Series)
Lil the Barmaid
- How's Your Father (1978) ... Lil the Barmaid
 1977 Odd Man Out (TV Series)
Woman in coffee bar
- Shall We Dance? (1977) ... Woman in coffee bar
 1977 Come Play with Me
Madam Rita
 1976 Space: 1999 (TV Series)
Slatternly Woman
- The Taybor (1976) ... Slatternly Woman
 1975 Angels (TV Series)
Mrs. White
- Confrontation (1975) ... Mrs. White
- Linda (1975) ... Mrs. White
 1973-1975 Sykes (TV Series)
Miss Applerod
- Commercial (1975) ... Miss Applerod
- Uniform (1973)
 1975 Shades of Greene (TV Series)
Landlady
- Special Duties (1975) ... Landlady
 1975 Confessions of a Pop Performer
Fanny's mother
 1975 Churchill's People (TV Series)
Mrs. Trundle
- The Fine Art of Bubble-Blowing (1975) ... Mrs. Trundle
 1966-1975 Till Death Us Do Part (TV Series)
Ruby Milligan / Landlady / Arthur's Wife / ...
- Party Night (1974) ... Ruby Milligan
- Holiday in Bournemouth (1972) ... Landlady
- Till Closing Time Us Do Part (1967) ... Arthur's Wife
- Arguments, Arguments... (1966) ... Singing Pubgoer
 1975 Love Thy Neighbour (TV Series)
Lady Grizelda
- Episode #5.5 (1975) ... Lady Grizelda
 1974 The Best of Benny Hill
Various Roles
 1955-1972 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Mrs. Cartwright / Ada Barnes / Mrs. Noakes / ...
- Ada (1972) ... Ada Barnes
- All Clear (1965) ... Mrs. Noakes
- All Cats Are Grey (1960) ... Marge Davies
- The Hero (1956) ... Mrs. Cartwright
- The Dock Green Desperado (1955) ... Mrs. Cartwright
 1972 Frenzy
Mrs. Rusk (uncredited)
 1965-1972 Steptoe and Son (TV Series)
Auntie Ada / Auntie Freda
- Oh, What a Beautiful Mourning (1972) ... Auntie Ada
- And Afterwards at... (1965) ... Auntie Freda
 1972 Opportunity Knocks (TV Series)
Mrs. Bouquet
- The Script Writers Chart Show (1972) ... Mrs. Bouquet
 1971 Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (TV Series)
Mrs. Kaplan
- Holiday with Kosher Strings (1971) ... Mrs. Kaplan
 1971 Up Pompeii
Cassandra
 1971 Percy
Mrs. Hedges
 1970 Oh in Colour (TV Series)
Various Characters
- Episode #1.5 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.4 (1970) ... Various Characters
- Episode #1.3 (1970) ... Various Characters
 1970 Omnibus (TV Series documentary)
Salome
 1969 The Magic Christian
Woman in Park (uncredited)
 1969 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Lizzie Truckle
- Someone's Knocking at Me Door (1969) ... Lizzie Truckle
 1969 The Nine Ages of Nakedness
Brunhilda (segment "The Theatre")
 1969 The Love Factor
Clippie
 1968 The Benny Hill Show (TV Series)
Various Roles
- Episode #8.3 (1968) ... Various Roles
 1968 Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five (TV Movie) (uncredited)
 1968 The Strange Affair
Charley's Mum
 1968 Detective (TV Series)
Freda Gomersall
- Dover and the Deadly Poison Pen Letters (1968) ... Freda Gomersall
 1968 Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
Woman in Pub (uncredited)
 1967 The Benny Hill Show (TV Movie)
Various characters
 1967 The Man Outside
Landlady
 1962-1967 Comedy Playhouse (TV Series)
Woman / Trolley Lady
- To Lucifer: A Son (1967) ... Woman
- Sealed with a Loving Kiss (1962) ... Trolley Lady
 1967 To Sir, with Love
Mrs. Joseph
 1967 Cop-Out
Mrs. Plaskett (uncredited)
 1967 Mr. Aitch (TV Series)
 1966 The Idol
Landlady
 1964-1966 Frankie Howerd (TV Series)
- Episode #2.2 (1966)
- Episode #1.2 (1964)
 1965 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
Floss / Mrs. Hardy / Britannia Lee
- The Coming Out Party (1965) ... Floss
- 3 Clear Sundays (1965) ... Britannia Lee
 1965 He Who Rides a Tiger
Flower Seller
 1965 Mogul (TV Series)
Mrs. Priddle
- Tosh and Nora (1965) ... Mrs. Priddle
 1965 Liza of Lambeth (TV Movie)
Mrs. Hodges
 1965 The Arthur Haynes Show (TV Series)
- Episode #13.13 (1965)
 1964 Scott On... (TV Series)
The Wife Bird
- Birds (1964) ... The Wife Bird
 1964 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Mrs. Halliday
- Women in Crisis #3: My Grandmother (1964) ... Mrs. Halliday
 1964 The Bargee
Onlooker
 1963 No Hiding Place (TV Series)
Mrs. Briggs
- Solomon Dancey's Luck (1963) ... Mrs. Briggs
 1963 The Three Lives of Thomasina
Gypsy Granny (uncredited)
 1963 A Place to Go
Woman in Wash House (uncredited)
 1963 Comedy Four (TV Series)
Mrs. Gutter
- Tea at the Ritz (1963) ... Mrs. Gutter
 1963 Armchair Theatre (TV Series)
Mrs Beatty
- The Wednesday Caller (1963) ... Mrs Beatty
 1963 The Small World of Sammy Lee
Cleaner (uncredited)
 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing
Neighbour in Tower Block (uncredited)
 1963 Operation Mermaid
Landlady
 1962 The Boys
Mrs. Lee
 1961 Wonderful to Be Young!
Woman in Market
 1961 Citizen James (TV Series)
- Episode #2.12 (1961)
 1961 Maigret (TV Series)
Leonie
- The Liars (1961) ... Leonie
 1958-1961 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series)
Tea lady / Mrs Roxbury / Mrs. Roberts
- A Resounding Tinkle (1961) ... Tea lady
- A Stop on the Way (1960) ... Mrs Roxbury
- Cornelius (1958) ... Mrs. Roberts
 1961 The Younger Generation (TV Series)
Old Fan
- Goodbye Charlie (1961) ... Old Fan
 1961 Deadline Midnight (TV Series)
Mrs. Condrini
- Bid for Glory (1961) ... Mrs. Condrini
 1961 The Naked Edge
Cleaner (uncredited)
 1960 The Mystery of Edwin Drood (TV Mini-Series)
Mrs. Billikin
- The Strangler (1960) ... Mrs. Billikin
- The Central Problem (1960) ... Mrs. Billikin
 1960 Police Surgeon (TV Series)
Mrs. Biggs
- Lag on the Run (1960) ... Mrs. Biggs
 1960 Urge to Kill
Charwoman
 1960 David and Broccoli (TV Movie)
Minnie
 1959 Break in Festivities (TV Movie)
Mrs. Wells
 1959 Suddenly, Last Summer
Asylum Inmate (uncredited)
 1959 The Men from Room 13 (TV Series)
Mrs. Melrose
- The Man Who Made Keys: Part 2 (1959) ... Mrs. Melrose
 1959 Interpol Calling (TV Series)
Landlady
- Private View (1959) ... Landlady (uncredited)
 1959 The Common Room (TV Series)
Mrs. Charnley
- Future Imperfect (1959) ... Mrs. Charnley
- Cabbage and Caviar (1959) ... Mrs. Charnley
 1959 The Boy and the Bridge
Landlady
 1959 No Trees in the Street
Mrs. Brown
 1953-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series)
Keshays / George's wife / Macha
- The Lower Depths (1958) ... Keshays
- Gracie (1958) ... George's wife
 1958 Emergency-Ward 10 (TV Series)
- Episode #1.162 (1958)
 1958 Fredric March Presents Tales from Dickens (TV Series)
Charwoman
- A Christmas Carol (1958) ... Charwoman
 1957 Busman's Honeymoon (TV Movie)
Mrs. Ruddle
 1957 The Tyburn Case (Short)
The Charwoman
 1957 Bullet from the Past (Short)
Laundry Manageress
 1956 My Wife's Sister (TV Series)
 1956 The Silken Affair
Minor role (uncredited)
 1956 The Count of Monte Cristo (TV Series)
The Fisherwoman
- The Island (1956) ... The Fisherwoman
 1956 Wall of Death (Short)
 1954-1956 Emney Enterprises (TV Series)
- Episode #2.12 (1956)
- Special (1955)
- Episode #1.4 (1954)
 1954 The Silent Witness (Short)
Greengrocer
 1954 Double Exposure
Flower seller
 1953 The Pattern of Marriage (TV Series)
Mrs. White
- For Better or for Worse (1953) ... Mrs. White
 1952 Holiday Week
Mrs. Slaughter
 1952 Moulin Rouge
Woman on Balcony Emptying Bucket (uncredited)
 1952 The Dybbuk (TV Movie)
An old woman
 1952 The Three Hostages (TV Series)
Shopkeeper
- The Fields of Eden (1952) ... Shopkeeper
 1952 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
 1950 War on Crime (TV Series documentary)
Landlady
- Burn the Evidence (1950) ... Landlady
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4' 10" (1.47 m)
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Diminutive, dumpy, red-haired comedy actress of flamboyant personality. Often in cockney roles and a familiar foil for Benny Hill, Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes. Started acting in the 1940's at the Unity Theatre. In BBC productions from 1949. See more »

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Podge

Star Sign:

Pisces

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