Dame Barbara Windsor, best known for her roles in EastEnders and the Carry On films, died Thursday at age 83 in a London care home. Her husband, Scott Mitchell, confirmed the death and said she died from complications from Alzheimer’s.
Dame Barbara appeared in nine of the 31 films in the comedy series Carry On, and Sparrows Can’t Sing, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA.
She also had small parts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and On the Fiddle, the latter with Sir Sean Connery.
But her biggest role may have been her portrayal of landlady Peggy Mitchell in EastEnders, where she starred alongside Ross Kemp and Steve McFadden. Her last appearance in the soap came in 2016, the same year she was made a dame for her services to charity and entertainment.
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