Sheila White obituary

Actor and singer with a record of West End successes and a variety of screen roles

The actor Sheila White, who has died of heart failure aged 69, was given her big break at the age of 17, when she was plucked from the chorus of the West End musical On the Level at the Saville theatre in 1966 to play the part of Eileen Wells, one of the pupils caught up in the drama of school exams. On spotting her singing talent, the writers of the musical, Ronald Millar and Ron Grainer, composed a song, Bleep-Bleep, specially for White and it gave her a show-stopping solo.

She had already enjoyed a West End baptism three years earlier in Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s musical The Sound of Music, playing Brigitta (following in the footsteps of the future Coronation Street star Helen Worth and Susan George) and then Louisa von Trapp,
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