Jean Boht, who performed the iron-fisted matriarch Nellie Boswell on each episode of the 1986-91 BBC sitcom Bread, has died. She was 91.
Boht died Tuesday, her household announced, saying that she “had been battling vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s illness with the indefatigable spirit for which she was each beloved and famend.”
She had been residing in Denville Corridor, a house in London for actors and different members of the leisure trade.
Her husband of 52 years, Carl Davis, who composed the scores for The French Lieutenant’s Girl and Abel Gance’s epic 1927 silent movie Napoléon, died six weeks in the past after struggling a mind hemorrhage.
Boht appeared because the sarcastic Nellie on 74 episodes over seven seasons of Bread, which centered on a cash-strapped Liverpool household consisting of her husband (who has a mistress), three sons and a daughter.
“I by no means watched it on the time, it’s too horrendous for actors to see themselves on display so I had no concept what it appeared like,” she stated in 2012. “However now once I catch it I’m simply astounded at how good it was and the way very humorous.”
Boht additionally starred on the 1993-94 ITV comedy Brighton Belles, which was based mostly on the U.S. hit The Golden Women. She performed a model of Estelle Getty’s character, Sophia.
Boht’s résumé additionally included one other sitcom, the 1985-86 comedy I Woke Up One Morning; the 1982 TV drama Boys From the Blackstuff; the movies The Woman in a Swing (1988), Moms & Daughters (2004) and Dangerous Evening for the Blues (2010); and the 2006 play Embers, wherein she starred reverse Jeremy Irons within the West Finish.
In 1989, she was the topic of an episode of This Is Your Life.
Born Jean Dance in Bebingdon, England, on March 6, 1932, she studied appearing on the Liverpool Playhouse and ultimately joined the Bristol Previous Vic and Manchester theater firms.
Survivors embrace her daughters, Hannah and Jessie, and three grandchildren.