Name Alethea Charlton
|Years active 1961 - 1976|
Movies and TV shows Sam
|Full Name Alethea Blow Charlton|
Born 9 August 1931 (1931-08-09) Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England
Cause of death malignant melanoma
Died 6 May 1976 (aged 44) Chelsea, London, England
Similar Michael Goodliffe, William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford
Alethea Blow Charlton (9 August 1931 – 6 May 1976) was a British actress.
She was born in Middlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England, and attended Ripon High School and the Northern Theatre School. After working in repertory for a few years in Yorkshire, she moved to London in 1960 before touring American universities as a member of a group. Alethea's family history was traced by people investigating the Naylor family history. The report indicates that she was descended from a line of people with the surname Charlton, as well as Blow, Dickerson, Naylor and Heyes.
Charlton was a cast member in episodes two, three and four of the first ever Doctor Who serial (An Unearthly Child) broadcast in late 1963, as a cavewoman called Hur. She returned playing the character Edith in the serial The Time Meddler in 1965.
She died of a malignant melanoma at the age of 44. Her last known acting role was in the soap opera The Cedar Tree, which was aired posthumously.