Friday, September 6, 2013

RIP Lorna Lewis


The actress Lorna Lewis died early in June. A staple of British TV through the 70s and into the 80s, she was best known as Pet Simpson in the original Survivors BBC series. Plenty of theatre work under her belt too. She had retired from acting and joined the clergy some time ago, and her death is reported on her village community website:
 
Lorna trained at RADA in the UK and in the US at the American Conservatory Theatre. She undertook much theatre work in the US and toured Pittsburgh, Detroit and Washington in a variety of classic plays such as Antigone, Caucasian Chalk Circle, A Winter's Tale, King Lear and St. Joan, in which she took the title role. She even starred in a Broadway production of Luther with Albert Finney.
 
Her television roles on both sides of the Atlantic have included: Maelstrom (Liv) 1985, Doomwatch Ep: Deadly Dangerous (Miss Brandon) 1970,  The Wild, Wild West Ep: The Night of Bleak Island (Helen Merritt) 1969, Adam 12 Ep: Log 112: You Blew It (Flo) 1969
 
 
LEWIS, Lorna (Lorna Christina Cleveland)
Born: 194?, England, U.K.
Died: 6/1?/2013, Wye, Kent, England, U.K.

Lorna Lewis' western's - actress:
The Wild Wild West (TV) - 1969 (Helen Merritt)

2 comments:

  1. I came to this sad news recently. I was fortunate enough to play opposite Lorna in a college production of UNDER MILK WOOD and was also good friends with her husband, Paul Cleveland.

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  2. Thanks for the remarks Jeff. Sorry for your loss of a friend and colleague.

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