"La Fille du Régiment," comic opera in two acts; written by Gaetano Donizetti
; with Mollie Sugden performing the role of The Duchess of Krakenthorp, in her American stage debut.
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[on her Are You Being Served?
(1972) character] I've always been very fond of her - she is so vulnerable and silly. But she's got absolutely no sense of humor. That's why the most daring of double meanings in the show are delivered deadpan. I must say, sometimes I've got as far as the dress rehearsal before I've realised the double meanings myself!
During World War II, she worked in a munitions factory in Keighley making shells for the Royal Navy.
The role of Mrs Slocombe, which incorporated the catchphrase "And I am unanimous in this!", continual references to her "pussy", and frequently changing, exotic hair colors.