Andrée Melly is confirmed dead at the age of 87.
Andrée was best known as a English actress (The Brides of Dracula).
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Andree Melly in The Brides of Dracula (1960)
Andrée Melly
Born(1932-09-15)15 September 1932
Liverpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Died31 January 2020(2020-01-31) (aged 87)
OccupationActress
Spouse(s)Oscar Quitak
RelativesGeorge Melly (Brother)
Andrée Melly (15 September 1932 – 31 January 2020) was an English actress.
Born in Liverpool, Lancashire, she appeared in many British films, including the comedy The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954) and the Hammer Horror film The Brides of Dracula (1960). In between, she played Tony Hancock's girlfriend in two series of Hancock's Half Hour (1955–56) radio series. In 1958 she appeared with the Jamaican actor Lloyd Reckord in the Ted Willis play Hot Summer Night, a production which was later adapted for the Armchair Theatre series in 1959 and in which she was a participant in the earliest known interracial kiss on television. She continued to appear on British television until 1991.
Her stage work includes the original West End production of the farce Boeing-Boeing at the Apollo Theatre in 1962.
In the early years of the long-running BBC radio comedy Just a Minute she was a regular panellist. Along with Sheila Hancock, she was one of the most regular female contestants, appearing in fifty-four episodes between 1967 and 1976. In 1972, she chaired an episode. She was the first panellist to win points for talking for the prescribed 60 seconds without hesitation, repetition or deviation.
She also appeared in several episodes of The Benny Hill Show.
Her brother, George Melly, was a jazz singer. She now lives in Ibiza with her husband Oscar Quitak.
With the death of Bill Kerr in 2014, Melly was the last surviving regular cast member of Hancock's Half Hour. Melly died in January 2020 at the age of 87.
Selected filmography
The Belles of St. Trinian's (1954)
Nowhere to Go (1958)
The Brides of Dracula (1960)
The Big Day (1960)
The Horror of It All (1963)
The Best of Benny Hill (1974)
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