The actress Sylvia Barter has died a few weeks before her 95th birthday, in the actors’ retirement home, Denville Hall. Born on April 13, 1912 and originally trained as a singer at the Royal College of Music. She gave up her career on her marriage to Paul Spencer. After the Second World War and her divorce, she worked as an assistant house mistress at Cheltenham Ladies’ College and a teacher at Pate’s Junior School in Cheltenham in order to support the education of her son Nicholas. She returned to the stage in 1964.
Among her numerous television appearances were Blott on the Lansdscape, When the Boat Comes In, as Daisy Pinfold in nineteen episodes of Crossroads, A Pin to See the Peepshow, Softly, Softly, Love Hurts, Lovejoy, The Bill and Miss Marple. She had leading roles for John Schlesinger in Separate Tables with Irene Worth and for Moira Armstrong in Countess Alice with Wendy Hiller. She also appeared in the films of Where Angels Fear to Tread and briefly for Richard Attenborough in Shadowlands.
(Source: The Stage)
Last Edit: Mar 26, 2007 16:06:54 GMT 1 by Laurence