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Friday, 21 October 2016
BABE OF THE DAY - IMOGEN HASSALL...
IMOGEN HASSALL was a stunning-looking actress
who appeared in TV shows such as The SAINT and The
AVENGERS, as well as various movies throughout her act-
ing career. I was shocked to discover only recently that she
committed suicide in 1980, aged 38. I'd assumed, when-
ever I saw her in anything on TV, that she was still 'out
there', acting away to her heart's content.
Funny how we become so familiar with some thespians
through seeing their movies and shows constantly repeated
on telly, that, even though (unknown to us) they may be long
dead, we consider them still contemporary with our own lives,
and feel like we're welcoming an old friend into our living-
room whenever they pop up on some old film or other on
that box in the corner. (Or flat screen on the wall.)
Some actors make us smile on sight of them, so
deeply are they ingrained in the memories of our youth,
and we once again enjoy their company for however long
their performance lasts in some old movie or repeated TV
show. There's a sad side to that though, when the realisa-
tion eventually dawns on us that they took their last bow
and exited stage left, and that the final curtain came
down for them many years ago.