Saturday, 26 July 2014

Treading The Boards: Dora Bryan

Following the death of the actress Dora Bryan earlier this week at the age of 91, I thought it would be nice to include Dora's mini biography from a Dick Whittington theatre programme from 1977.

As previously stated in our Treading The Boards feature, Dora played The Sultana of Morocco in this production which took place at Eastbourne's Congress Theatre, opposite Harry H Corbett and Anita Harris.

There was of course much more to Dora Bryan than her stage appearances, a regular face on television in the 60s and 70s as well as numerous film appearances, among them A Taste of Honey, Carry On Sergeant and Two A Penny.

She also dabbled in the recording world releasing numerous singles and albums her most famous probably been All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle!

Other Dora Bryan facts are that she appeared on BBC Radio 4's Desert Island Discs twice, in 1956 and 1987. Her luxury items were slides of her family (in 1956) and a stuffed dog (in 1987). Fans can hear Dora's Desert Island Discs from 1987 at The Desert Island Discs website.

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