Esma Cannon

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solidgold25
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Esma Cannon

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I'm loving watching the DVD sets of The Rag Trade (1961-1963). Does anyone know why little Esma Cannon (played "brother Lil"", Esma was born in Australia, emigrated to England, married a German, had a son and all lived in London) died in France and was buried over there?

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/47509087
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.c ... GRid=22326

Mark
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She may have retired there, it would explain why some of her colleagues reportedly were unaware of her passing...in 72 wasn't it?
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fatcat
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Mark wrote:She may have retired there, it would explain why some of her colleagues reportedly were unaware of her passing...in 72 wasn't it?
I think she was getting frustrated at being offered 'dotty old lady roles' and had aspirations of playing someone else which never really materialised.

Bodie
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She's really good as the put-upon sister-in-law to Peggy Mount in "Sailor Beware" (with bonus Gordon Jackson, not to mention Paul Eddington as uncredited bearded sailor at the start).

Brian F
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Saw her performance as a mute servant in Jassy (1947) on Talking Pictures TV yesterday. I expect it will be on again i the next few weeks if anyone is interested.

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