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May Warden (9 May 1891 in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire – 5 October 1978 in London) was an English actress and comedian.

May Warden
Born(1891-05-09)9 May 1891
Died5 October 1978(1978-10-05) (aged 87)
Spouse(s)Silvester Stewart (m. 1915–1973; his death)

Although she played in other films and TV shows, in Germany and Scandinavia she is best known for her role as Miss Sophie in the comedy sketch Dinner for One, along with Freddie Frinton in a 1963 recording.

She married comedian Silvester Stewart (d. 1973) in 1915, and gave birth to two sons and two daughters, two of whom also went on the stage. She had non-speaking roles in Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and as an aged Sara Kingdom in the Doctor Who serial The Daleks' Master Plan. Her last major role was as Billy's outspoken grandmother in the TV series version of Billy Liar (1973). She lived in London until her death.[1]

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  1. ^ "Dinner for One - Wer sind eigentlich Freddie Frinton und May Warden?" (in German). NDR Online. Archived from the original on 9 March 2009.

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