Anthea Shirley Askey (2 March 1933 – 28 February 1999) was an English actress, particularly prominent on television in the 1950s.
Anthea Shirley Askey
2 March 1933
Golders Green, London, England
|Died||28 February 1999 (aged 65)|
|Spouse(s)||Bill Stewart (m. 1956–?)|
|Children||Jane, Andrew, William|
|Parent(s)||Arthur Askey (1900–1982) &|
Elizabeth May Swash (1899–1974)
Anthea Askey was born in Golders Green, north London, to the comedian and actor Arthur Askey, and his wife Elizabeth May Swash (b. 1899, m. 1925, d. 1974). In many of her television roles she starred with him.
Her early television appearances included Love and Kisses, where she played Rose Brown, whose father Bill was played by her father; while other TV and films include The Love Match, Ramsbottom Rides Again, Before Your Very Eyes, Living It Up, The Dickie Henderson Half-Hour, Arthur's Treasured Volumes and a cameo appearance in Make Mine a Million in 1959.