June Whitfield - British comedienne/actress, born 11th November 1925, London. She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the British Empire) in 1985, and C.B.E. (Companion of the British Empire) in 1998. She had had a long career in radio and television, starting in 1953 with the BBC radio program 'Take it From Here', with Jimmy Edwards and Dick Bentley. She was the original voice of 'Eth' in 'The Glums', and the nurse trying to extract blood from Tony Hancock. June has appeared in four 'Carry On' films, and in the film dramatisation of Thomas Hardy's book - 'Jude' (1996). Probably best known now as Edina's mother in the BBC TV comedy series 'Absolutely Fabulous'.

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BBC Radio: Interview with June Whitfield
In this audio clip, June talks about her distinguished acting career and what it's like to play St. Mary Mead's most famous resident.
BBC News: Quiz June Whitfield: Her replies
British comedy queen June Whitfield answers questions from BBC News Online users.
BBC News: An Absolutely Fabulous award
Absolutely Fabulous star June Whitfield has been presented with a lifetime achievement award by her screen daughter Jennifer Saunders at a ceremony in London. (December 08, 1998)
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