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Popped Clog: Carmen Silvera

Carmen Silvera - actress, singer, dancer and the second oldest woman in 'Allo Allo', after the one with the ear trumpet - has died. She was 80.

5 August 2002

Carmen Silvera - actress, smoker, and chairperson of the charity 'Stage For Age' will be sorely missed.

We all remember Carmen from the episode of Cluedo in which Nick Berry played the window cleaner. That's right: she was on the same team as Sir lement Freud. Rula Lenska did it in the billiard room with the lead piping. Silvera and Freud won. We will not see her like again.

Captain Mainwaring fell in love with Silvera in Dad's Army (series 4, episode 9). Let's face it, we all loved her - even young 'trendy' people like the avant-garde comedy troupe 'Inexplicable' who - when interviewed by another avant-garde comedy troupe 'The Mighty Boosh' were asked:


"Have you ever loved somebody so much it made you cry?"


Without any hesitation, they answered:


"Beryl Bainbridge."


(Actually no, they answered "Carmen Silvera" - and we found it so touching that we thought we'd mention it).


http://www.themightyboosh.inuk.com/splicca.html



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