|Occupation Actress, screenwriter|
Plays 29 Acacia Avenue
Parents Richard Tilling
Name Mabel Constanduros
|Born 29 March 1880London, England|
Spouse(s) Athanasius Constanduros (d. 1937)
Children Three children (only Michael surviving to adulthood)
Died February 8, 1957, Chichester, United Kingdom
TV shows Worzel Gummidge Turns Detective
Movies Here Come the Huggetts, Salute John Citizen, Vote for Huggett, Medal for the General, Easy Money
Similar People Sydney Box, Muriel Box, Maurice Elvey, Susan Shaw, Peter Hammond
"The Bugginses Prepare For A Party" - Mabel Constanduros
Mabel Constanduros (29 March 1880 – 8 February 1957), birth name Mabel Tilling, was an English actress and screenwriter. She achieved fame playing Mrs.Buggins on the radio programme The Buggins Family, which ran from 1928 to 1948. As well as writing the series, she started off playing the whole family as well. She trained under Elsie Fogerty at the Central School of Speech Training, then based at the Royal Albert Hall, London, making her stage debut at the London Coliseum in 1929. She subsequently played a variety of roles in London and on tour, including Anne of Cleves in The Rose Without a Thorn at the Duke of York's Theatre in 1933. Constanduros became a radio celebrity after broadcasting her own sketches in 1925. She also wrote novels, short stories, and co-wrote 29 Acacia Avenue with her nephew Denis Constanduros. After World War II, she played Earthy Mangold in the popular Worzel Gummidge radio serial on the BBC Children's Hour.
- The Bugginses Prepare For A Party Mabel Constanduros
- Mrs buggins makes the christmas pudding mabel constanduros
- Selected filmography
Mabel was one of the seven children of Richard Tilling, managing director of the Thomas Tilling bus company and Sophie (née Thorn).
Barry Took wrote, "although today her reputation has faded, she was a popular cultural figure between the wars, helping to establish the style and flavour of British radio comedy."