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Anna Karen (I) (1936–2022)


Anna Karen was born on September 19, 1936 in Durban, South Africa. She was an actress, known for Holiday on the Buses (1973), The Rag Trade (1975) and On the Buses (1971). She was previously married to Terry Duggan and Dick Smart. She died on February 22, 2022 in Ilford, Greater London, England, UK. See full bio »

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Known For

Holiday on the Buses Olive Rudge
(1973)
The Rag Trade Olive Rudge
(1977-1978)
On the Buses Olive Rudge, Stan's Sister
(1971)
EastEnders Aunt Sal
(1996-2017)

Filmography

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 2021 No Reasons
Yvonne
 1996-2017 EastEnders (TV Series)
Aunt Sal
- 20 January 2017: Part One (2017) ... Aunt Sal
- Episode dated 1 January 2017 (2017) ... Aunt Sal
- Episode dated 27 December 2016 (2016) ... Aunt Sal
- Episode dated 5 September 2016 (2016) ... Aunt Sal
- Episode dated 4 July 2016 (2016) ... Aunt Sal
 2016 Nearly New (TV Movie)
Joan
 2014 Doctors (TV Series)
Renee Gossman
- Small Favours (2014) ... Renee Gossman
 2008 Flick
Rita Ray
 2005 The Golden Hour (TV Mini Series)
Rita Philips
- Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Rita Philips
 2005 Together Alone (Short)
Mrs. Golding
 2004 The Second Quest (TV Movie)
Sally
 2004 Revolver (TV Series)
Julie
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Julie
 1999-2003 Soldiers of Love (TV Series)
Cilla Hammond
- Blood Ties (2003) ... Cilla Hammond
- Revelations (2003) ... Cilla Hammond
- S.O.S. (2003) ... Cilla Hammond
- Sting In The Tail (2003) ... Cilla Hammond
- Earth Quake (2002) ... Cilla Hammond
 2002 Look at Me (Short)
Mother
 2002 The Bill (TV Series)
Margie Connell
- 055: Risky Behaviour (2002) ... Margie Connell
- 054: Game Over (2002) ... Margie Connell
 2001 Possessions
Fanny Gapp
 2000 Out of Site (Video short)
Esther
 2000 TravelWise (Video)
Pam
 1999 Boyz Unlimited (TV Series)
Nigel's Mum
- Episode #1.5 (1999) ... Nigel's Mum
 1998 Caring Moves (Video short)
Doreen
 1998 Cash in Hand
 1998 Goodnight Sweetheart (TV Series)
Mrs. Hardcore
- Have You Ever Seen a Dream Walking? (1998) ... Mrs. Hardcore
 1997 Carry On At The Co-Op (Video short)
Nellie
 1997 On Speaking Terms (Video short)
Doreen
 1997 Parents In Partnership (Video short)
Sylvia
 1996 Beautiful Thing
Marlene
 1987 Super Gran (TV Series)
Commander S. Obvious
- Chisleton Street Blues (1987) ... Commander S. Obvious
 1987 The Sooty Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Woodhead
- Computer Dating (1987) ... Mrs. Woodhead
 1986 Roland Rat: The Series (TV Series)
Maureen McConkey / Maureen
- Christmas Special (1986) ... Maureen McConkey
- Episode #1.13 (1986) ... Maureen
- Episode #1.12 (1986) ... Maureen McConkey
- Episode #1.11 (1986) ... Maureen McConkey
- Episode #1.10 (1986) ... Maureen McConkey
 1985-1986 Troubles and Strife (TV Series)
Rosita Pearman
- Joined Together (1986) ... Rosita Pearman
- Pilgrim's Progress (1986) ... Rosita Pearman
- Seeing Is Believing (1986) ... Rosita Pearman
- The Horse's Tale (1986) ... Rosita Pearman
- A Lot of Bottle (1986) ... Rosita Pearman
 1981 Stainless Steel and the Star Spies (TV Movie)
Mary
 1977-1978 The Rag Trade (TV Series)
Olive Rudge
- Fenner's Folly (1978) ... Olive Rudge
- Self Defence (1978) ... Olive Rudge
- Come Back Paddy (1978) ... Olive Rudge
- A Bad Patch (1978) ... Olive Rudge
- Stress (1978) ... Olive Rudge
 1978 What's Up Nurse!
Knitter
 1977 The Dick Emery Show (TV Series)
- Episode #16.8 (1977)
 1976 Rainbow (TV Series)
Anna
- Food: Potatoes (1976) ... Anna
 1976 A Place to Hide (TV Series)
- The Trick (1976)
 1976 The Kenneth Williams Show (TV Series)
- Episode #2.1 (1976)
 1976 ...And Mother Makes Five (TV Series)
Mrs. Hitchin
- None So Blind (1976) ... Mrs. Hitchin
 1975 Comedy Premiere (TV Series)
Rita Wilkins
- Milk-O (1975) ... Rita Wilkins
 1973 Holiday on the Buses
Olive Rudge
 1973 The Affair (TV Movie)
Willa
 1969-1973 On the Buses (TV Series)
Olive Rudge
- Gardening Time (1973) ... Olive Rudge
- Friends in High Places (1973) ... Olive Rudge
- The Allowance (1973) ... Olive Rudge
- What the Stars Foretell (1973) ... Olive Rudge
- The Visit (1973) ... Olive Rudge
 1972 Top Gear
Mrs. Redway / Rosie Greattit
 1972 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Olive Rudge (segment "On the Buses")
 1972 Mutiny on the Buses
Olive, Stan's Sister
 1971 On the Buses
Olive Rudge, Stan's Sister
 1970 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series)
Housewife
- Waste Land (1970) ... Housewife
 1970 Carry on Loving
Wife
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Olive Rudge
 1969 Rembrandt (TV Movie)
Peasant
 1969 Carry on Camping
Hefty Girl
 1969 Wild, Wild Women (TV Series)
Maude
- Episode #1.6 (1969) ... Maude (as Anna Karon)
- Episode #1.5 (1969) ... Maude (as Anna Karon)
- Episode #1.4 (1969) ... Maude (as Anna Karon)
- Episode #1.3 (1969) ... Maude (as Anna Karon)
- Episode #1.2 (1969) ... Maude (as Anna Karon)
 1968 Life with Cooper (TV Series)
Various Roles
- In Pictures (1968) ... Various Roles
 1967 Poor Cow
Neighbour
 1967 The Wednesday Play (TV Series)
 1966 Isadora (TV Movie)
. (uncredited)
 1966 The Sandwich Man
Lady with Dog (uncredited)
 1961 Nudist Memories (Short)
Anne
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Personal Details

Other Works:

She performed in Terry Duggan's pantomime, "Aladdin", at the Shaw Theatre in London, England with Norman Beaton, Debby Bishop and Martin Chamberlain in the cast. Ben Benison was the director.

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Alternate Names:

Anna Karon

Spouse:

Terry Duggan  (his death) | See more »
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Trivia:

Karen regularly taught drama on Saturday mornings at Brewers Academy, based in Hornchurch, East London. See more »

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