Patsy Smart

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Patsy Smart
Miss Maude Roberts and the jewellery box of Lady Marjorie Bellamy (Upstairs, Downstairs 1971 TV series - A House Divided).jpg
Smart playing Miss Maude Roberts with the jewellery box of Lady Marjorie Bellamy in Upstairs, Downstairs episode "A House Divided")
Born(1918-08-14)August 14, 1918
DiedFebruary 6, 1996(1996-02-06) (aged 77)
Occupation Actress
Years active1954–1990
Height5 ft 3 in (160 cm)
Family Ralph Smart (brother)

Patsy Smart (14 August 1918 – 6 February 1996) [1] was an English actress who is best remembered for her performance as Miss Roberts in the 1970s ITV television drama Upstairs, Downstairs . [2]

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She also appeared in: Danger Man , "Only When I Laugh", Dixon of Dock Green , Z-Cars , The Prisoner , The Avengers , The Sweeney , Doctor Who ( The Talons of Weng-Chiang ), Blake's 7 , Danger UXB , The Chinese Detective , Minder , Rentaghost , Terry and June , Farrington of the F.O. , Casualty , Hallelujah! , and The Bill . [3]

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In her later roles, she was expert at playing dotty old ladies, her Mrs Sibley and Miss Dingle characters in Terry and June being examples. Another example was as the wife of the gardener in the Miss Marple episode "The Moving Finger" which starred Joan Hickson. [4]

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Joan Hickson British actress

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Her films included Sons and Lovers (1960), The Tell Tale Heart (1960), Return of a Stranger (1961), What Every Woman Wants (1962), Arthur? Arthur! (1969), Leo the Last (1970), The Raging Moon (1971), Great Expectations (1974), Exposé (1976), The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976), Tess (1979), The Elephant Man (1980) and The Fourth Protocol (1987). [5]

<i>The Tell-Tale Heart</i> (1960 film) 1960 film by Ernest Morris

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<i>Return of a Stranger</i> (1961 film) 1961 film by Max Varnel

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<i>What Every Woman Wants</i> (1962 film) 1962 film by Ernest Morris

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Patsy Smart died of barbiturate poisoning on 6th February 1996 aged 77. [1]

Partial filmography

<i>The Flying Scot</i> (film) 1957 film by Compton Bennett

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<i>Design for Loving</i> 1962 film by Godfrey Grayson

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