Joanna Lumley (born May 1, 1946 in Srinagar, Kashmir, India) is a British actress and former model who is best known for her portrayal of the chain smoking, boozing, cocaine-sniffing and other drug-taking sexpot Patsy Stone on the British comedy television show Absolutely Fabulous.
Tall, leggy, thin and blonde, she began her acting career as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers: a revival of the secret agent series The Avengers.
She has specialised in playing upper-class parts, and her distinctive plummy voice has reinforced this. However, following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. The first of her two subsequent marriages was to comedy writer, Jeremy Lloyd.
Lumley was awarded an OBE in 1995.
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However, following her rise to fame, she revealed that she had been an unmarried mother during the 1960s when it was socially unacceptable. Notable films that star Elizabeth Montgomery are:. She has specialised in playing upper-class parts, and her distinctive plummy voice has reinforced this. Unwilling to die in hospital and with no hope of recovery, she elected to return to the Beverly Hills home she shared with Foxworth, and died there with him and her children by her side. Her first major role was as Purdey in The New Avengers: a revival of the secret agent series The Avengers. At the time of her death, the media widely reported that she had ignored the symptoms of her illness until it was too late, as she was caring for Foxworth who had hip replacement surgery. Tall, leggy, thin and blonde, she began her acting career as a Bond girl in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Montgomery died in 1995, eight weeks after being diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and was cremated.
Joanna Lumley (born May 1, 1946 in Srinagar, Kashmir, India) is a British actress and former model who is best known for her portrayal of the chain smoking, boozing, cocaine-sniffing and other drug-taking sexpot Patsy Stone on the British comedy television show Absolutely Fabulous. She also had an older sister, Martha Bryan Montgomery, who died before Elizabeth was born, and a brother, Robert Montgomery Jr., who was born in 1936. Trail of the Pink Panther. With William Asher, she had three children. Tam Lin. She married Foxworth in 1993. Sweeney Todd. She was married to actor Gig Young from 1956 to 1963, "Bewitched" producer William Asher from 1963 to 1973 and lived with actor Robert Foxworth for 20 years until her death.
Some Girls Do. She also made a chilling villain in the 1985 picture Amos playing a nurse in a state home who terrorised residents Kirk Douglas and Dorothy McGuire. Shirley Valentine. She received Emmy Award nominations for playing a rape victim in A Case Of Rape, for her portrayal of notorious Lizzie Borden in The Legend Of Lizzie Borden and for the 1978 mini-series The Awakening Land. The Satanic Rites of Dracula. She spent the remainder of her career pursuing dramatic roles that took her as far away from the good-natured Samantha typecasting as possible. Prince Valiant. Montgomery refused to do Samantha's famous nose twitch for fans after "Bewitched" went off the air and was reluctant to discuss this role.
Parting Shots. Montgomery made her TV debut in her father's series Robert Montgomery Presents and her film debut in 1955 in "The Court Martial Of Billy Mitchell" and languished in supporting roles and appearances in TV series for the early part of her career. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Montgomery received 5 Emmy Award and 4 Golden Globe nominations for her role as Samantha. Mad Cows. This show was a huge success during its 8 year run from 1964 to 1972 and remains popular through syndication. James and the Giant Peach. She is best remembered for her leading role as the witch Samantha in the ABC sitcom Bewitched.
Innocent Lies. She was the daughter of actors Robert Montgomery and Elizabeth Allen. Games That Lovers Play. Elizabeth Victoria Montgomery (15 April 1933 - 18 May 1995) was an American movie and television actress. Funny Bones. Coverup: Behind the Iran Contra Affair (1988) (voice). Don't Just Lie There, Say Something. The Panama Deception (1992).
Curse of the Pink Panther. Face to Face (1990). The Breaking of Bumbo. Amos (1985). Up In Town. The Rules of Marriage (1982). A Rather English Marriage. When the Circus Came to Town (1981).
Sapphire and Steel. Belle Starr (1980). The New Avengers. Act of Violence (1979). Coronation Street. The Legend of Lizzie Borden (1975). A Case of Rape (1974).
Sundance (1974). Mrs. The Victim (1972). Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (1963).
Johnny Cool (1963). The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell (1955).