Who Was Dame Barbara Windsor?
Dame Barbara Windsor was an English actor, best known for her prominent roles in the Carry On movies and for playing Peggy Mitchell on the BBC One soap opera Eastenders. Born in Shoreditch, Barbara grew up on the east side of London and began her acting career at the age of 13 in the film “The Belles of St Trinian’s”.
Barbara is probably most well known for her roles in numerous carry on films, where her cheeky personality and infectious laugh shone on the screens. Many people estill enjoy watching these films today. In later life it was her role as Peggy Mitchell in Eastenders that saw her crowned as the Nation’s Sweetheart. Millions of people would tune in each night, hopefully with clear pictures after they had used a TV Aerials Swansea company such as One Vision Tv Aerials to install their aerials, in the hope of hearing her shout the famous line “Get outta my pub!”
In the last few years of her life Barbara stoically dealt with her Alzheimer’s diagnosis and tirelessly campaigned for the Alzheimer’s Society in a bid to end any stigma that came with a diagnosis and to show the human side of the disease. In 2020 it became difficult for Barbara’s loving husband to continue to care for her at home and she moved into a nursing home. It was in this home, surrounded by her husband that she passed away on 10th December 2020.