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Alethea Charlton

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Role  Actress
Name  Alethea Charlton

Years active  1961 - 1976
Occupation  Actress
Movies and TV shows  Sam
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Full Name  Alethea Blow Charlton
Born  9 August 1931 (age 44) (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.

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Life

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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.

Acting career

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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.

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Her other TV credits include: Z-Cars, Follyfoot, The Borderers, Doomwatch, Out of the Unknown, Upstairs, Downstairs and a three-year recurring role in the Granada Television drama Sam.

Death

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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.

References

Alethea Charlton Wikipedia