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Lynda Baron

Lynda Baron was a well-known British actress and singer. Lynda Baron is popular for Auntie Mabel in the award-winning children’s series “Come Outside” (1993–1997) and Nurse Gladys Emmanuel in the BBC comedy series “Open All Hours” (1976–1985) and its sequel, “Still Open All Hours” (2013–2016).

Early Life and Childhood

Lynda Baron was born on the 24th of March 1939, in Urmston, Lancashire, England. At 82 years old, she passed away and was British by nationality. Similarly, she has a birth sign of Gemini and believes in Christianity.

Meanwhile, there is no proper information available regarding her parents’ names and profession as well as her ethical background. While she is the only child of her parents there is no information related to her childhood life. When she was just five years old, she attended local ballet classes and soon began appearing on stage.

Talking about her academic career, she went to Flixton Girls School in Urmston. As a dancer, she trained at the Royal Academy of Dance. Initially, she appeared in repertory theatre and several West End venues.

Death

At the age of 82, Baron died on the 5th of March 2022. Several actors paid tribute to her such as  John Partridge, Lisa Riley, Sally Lindsay, and Adil Ray. On the 7th of March 2022, a short tribute to Baron aired as part of The One Show.

Professional Career

Television works

Initially, talking about her acting career, Lynda Baron did several minor television roles. in the 1970 long-running police procedural “Dixon of Dock Green” she appeared as various characters in multiple episodes.

That same year, she played a character named Sheila in this popular police “Z Cars.” From 1989 to 2000, she had a recurring role in the iconic British soap opera “EastEnders” playing the role of Linda Clarke, the mother of the character Sharon Watts.

Later, she made guest-starred in the 1991 medical drama “Casualty” playing Mrs. Andrews. She also lent her voice to the popular children’s show “The Bill” (1996-2009).

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Caption: Lynda Baron in BBC comedy series, Open All Hours (Source: BBC)

Baron played a character named Jean Butterworth in the daytime soap opera “Doctors” (2001-2019). Similarly, she guest-starred as Mrs. Pugh in the 2013 period drama “Call the Midwife.”

She appeared in the episode ‘The Harrowing’ as Mrs. Drake in 2014 “Inside No. 9.” In 2018, she played Mrs. Rossi in the revival of the classic sitcom “Still Open All Hours.”

Film works

She made her small role in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 controversial film “A Clockwork Orange” playing the role of Catlady. Later, she played Gloria in the 1976 British sex comedy “Confessions of a Driving Instructor.”

In the 1980 comedy film “The Wildcats of St. Trinian’s” she appeared as Miss Drownder. She played a minor role in the 1983 musical drama film “Yenti” starring Barbra Streisand.

Later, she starred in films such as  “Carry On Columbus” (1992), “Colour Me Kubrick” (2005), and “Scoop” (2006) directed by Woody Allen. In 2020, she played the role of Elsie in the comedy-drama film “Dream Horse.”

Singing Career

She began her music career as a club singer, performing in various venues around the UK. In addition, she worked as a session singer, providing backing vocals for popular artists like Petula Clark and Shirley Bassey. In 1981, Baron had a hit single in the UK with her cover of the song “The Telephone Call.” The song reached number 10 in the UK charts and helped to establish Baron as a solo artist.

She released several albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, including “Lynda Baron Sings!” (1971), “Lynda Baron Again!” (1972), and “Turn Back the Clock” (1985).

In the 1990s and 2000s, she turned her focus to children’s music, releasing several albums aimed at young audiences. She also provided the voices for several characters in the animated series “The Raggy Dolls” and “Henry’s Cat.”

Awards

Lynda has not earned or won awards or recognition in her career. But, she was nominated for the 2011 BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Lynda Baron – Net Worth 2024

This late British actress and singer earned a good sum of money throughout her profession. When she passed away in 2022, her net worth was estimated at around $5 million.

Relationship Status

This late British actress was married twice in her life. Firstly, she married a former MP of the UK, Cyril Smith. With the marriage, the couple has two children whose names are Sarah and Morgan.

However, the couple got divorced later. After this, she married John M. Lee. Professionally, Lee was an American mathematician and professor by profession. Sadly her husband Lee died in the year 2001.

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Caption: Lynda Baron with her husband, John M. Lee (Source: TheWikiFeed)

Till the time of her death, this popular actress was not involved in any kind of controversy and had a clean mage till the time of her death.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Lynda Baron posing for a photo (Source: The US Sun)

Lynda was beautiful-looking and gorgeous with an attractive and charming personality. Baron stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs around 98 kg. Moreover, she has blonde hair with blue eyes and her body measurement measures 42-34-41 inches.

Lynda Baron – Social Media

This British actress is not physically present in this world. Due to this, she is not officially active on any kinds of social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.