18 December 2008 8:12 AM, PST | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Legendary British actor Jack Douglas has died of pneumonia at the age of 81.

Douglas was best known for his role in eight movies in the bawdy Carry On comedy film franchise, including the classics Carry On Abroad and Carry On Matron.

He was also a revered theatre actor and pantomime star, and appeared in several British TV comedies including The Goodies and The Benny Hill Show.

Douglas had suffered ill health for a number of years, and died at his home on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England, on Thursday.

His agent Phil Dale says, "Jack was one of those lovely people who came from the world of comedy and understood comedy timing in the sense of the old British tradition of farce".

Douglas leaves a partner, Vivien Howell.

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