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Gretchen Franklin

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I see from the Wiki, that she is a cousin of the actor Clive Dunn, no less. Perhaps a bit of family competitiveness might be triggered.

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i heard somwhere, think it was the radio, that she was somewhat bitter about being brought back to Eastenders and being killed off shortly afterwards. What do u think to that?? :(

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I would have thought the opposite would be true. By being killed off, she never has to return to Walford again - surely a blessing rather than a curse :)

 

Of course, it does mean we will all miss her classic carry-on style lines, especially 'Has anyone seen my Willie?' Whenever I heard that, I always had this weird image in my mind that she had escaped from the 'Lady Boys of Bangkok Retirement Home', and dementia had started to set in :)

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Obsure thoughts Teddy, the reason why she was annoyed with be brought back and leaving soo soon was probably something to do with the fact that she was getting used to the high pay again :):)

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Someone should explain that she can't take it with her ;)

 

I'm sure if asked, she would say acting is all about the craft - but you are right, it probably all boils down to the money, although with repeat fees for all the reruns they show on BBC4, she should be rolling in it...

 

I'm sure if she ever gets stuck, young Clive can help her out :):)

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She's 93 today, according to The Guardian newspaper.

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It was near the back, where the letters are there's a birthdays section.

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I suppose I could scan the piece if you want? (my library will still have it)

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Ill do the job for you Theo as I still have the edition...

 

Birthdays...Gretchen Franklin, actor,93...

 

That ok for you Mr Alive??

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Hey Theo, thanks, but no need to hit the library on my account!

 

Send it over Reaper and I'll upload it here.

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We dont need a scan of it - thats all it says

 

[obviously need to upgrade my sarcasm servers] :ph34r:

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Yes i am sad, i saw Gretchen Franklin in a 1980's episode of eastenders, called eastenders on holiday, on UK GOLD today. I think she looked older then than she does now.

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Yes i am sad, i saw Gretchen Franklin in a 1980's episode of eastenders, called eastenders on holiday, on UK GOLD today. I think she looked older then than she does now.

It must be something in the family genes, as Clive Dunn certainly looks younger now than when he appeared in Dad's Army, and that was 30+ years ago!

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Do u think that could mean they might both live for ever Teddy? I fthey are getting younger as they got older? :angel:

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Anna Wing who used to play Lou Beale told June Brown aka Dot Cotton as she presented her with her lifetime achievement award at the Soap Awards last night on ITV1 that Ethel was not very well at the moment. Could be a sign of imminent demise!!

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Yes i am sad, i saw Gretchen Franklin in a 1980's episode of eastenders, called eastenders on holiday, on UK GOLD today.  I think she looked older then than she does now.

It must be something in the family genes, as Clive Dunn certainly looks younger now than when he appeared in Dad's Army, and that was 30+ years ago!

Family genes? Is Gretchen related to Clive Dunn? Don't panic don't panic.

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