Bella Emberg (born Sybil Dyke; 16 September 1937 – 12 January 2018) was an English comedy actress whose television career spanned 60 years.Bella appeared in several light hearted TV commercials in the 1980s playing the part of an unusual bird.
16 September 1937
|Died||12 January 2018 (aged 80)|
Early life and careerEdit
She appeared in TV series such as The Benny Hill Show, Softly, Softly, Z Cars, Bear Behaving Badly and Grange Hill. Her best-known role was in The Russ Abbot Show, where she played superheroine Blunderwoman alongside Abbot's Cooperman character. The show ran from 1980 to 1996, and at its peak attracted 18 million viewers.
Emberg also starred in Mel Brooks' film History of the World, Part I (1981). She made a guest appearance in the revived version of The Basil Brush Show in 2006, and also featured in Doctor Who three times. In 1965 she had an uncredited appearance in Undermind, (non-speaking) and other uncredited roles in the 1970s Third Doctor serials Doctor Who and the Silurians and The Time Warrior.
Emberg died at home in Morden, London on 12 January 2018, aged 80, from natural causes. 
|1965||Undermind||Volunteer at Flu Research Centre: "Waves of Sound" Episode||ABC Television|
|1970||Morning Story||Mrs Shaw||BBC television film|
|1978||Sammy's Super T-Shirt||Woman at door||Uncredited|
|1981||History of the World, Part I||Baguette||(The French Revolution)|
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