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|Died||4 October 1990 (aged 67)|
She attended Manley Park Municipal School and Chorlton Central School in Manchester. She worked as a secretary and a nursery teacher before deciding to become an actress. She gained stage experience in rep and made her first professional appearance at Chorlton Rep Theatre in Manchester in 1947. She appeared as Veronica, the wife of Rigsby, in Rising Damp, for one episode, and as Amy Jenkinson, Ivy Unsworth's friend, in 11 episodes of In Loving Memory. Bunnage was a member of Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop company at the Theatre Royal Stratford East. There she created the role of Helen, the mother in A Taste of Honey, her first West End role when the play transferred to Wyndham's Theatre, and a role in Oh, What a Lovely War! at Stratford East, which also transferred to Wyndham's Theatre. When Avis was on holiday from this production for two weeks, her role was taken over by Danny La Rue. Among her other roles for Theatre Workshop were Mrs. Lovitt in Christopher Bond's play Sweeney Todd (the basis for the Sondheim musical), and the title role in a play about the music hall legend Marie Lloyd. In the early years of Coronation Street she played Lucile Hewitt's aunt. She was in the musical Billy at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, playing the mother of Billy Liar. She played Golda in Fiddler on the Roof, opposite Alfie Bass, at Her Majesty's Theatre in London.
|1959||Expresso Bongo||Mrs. Rudge||Uncredited|
|1960||Doctor in Love||Mrs. Jimp||Uncredited|
|1960||Saturday Night and Sunday Morning||Blousy Woman|
|1961||No Love for Johnnie||Constituent||Uncredited|
|1962||The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner||Mrs. Smith|
|1962||The L-Shaped Room||Doris|
|1963||Sparrows Can't Sing||Bridgie|
|1963||What a Crazy World||Mary Hitchens|
|1963||Tom Jones||Landlady. George Inn|
|1965||Rotten to the Core||Countess de Wett (Matron)|
|1965||A Study in Terror||Landlady|
|1966||The Wrong Box||Queen Victoria|
|1967||The Whisperers||Mrs. Noonan|
|1968||Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter||Tulip's Mother|
|1985||No Surrender||Martha Gorman|
|1990||The Krays||Helen||(final film role)|
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