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Joan Sims

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Irene Joan Marian Sims (May 9, 1930, Laindon, Essex - June 28, 2001) was a British actress.

She is most remembered as a regular in the Carry On films. After graduating from RADA in 1950, Joan Sims made her first appearance as Nurse Rigor Mortis in Doctor in the House In 1958 she began her recurring roles in 24 Carry On films, starting with Carry On Nurse and ending with Carry On Emmannuelle in 1978. After the end of the Carry On series, she had several roles in sitcoms such as On The Up and As Time Goes By.

In 1986 Sims appeared in the long running BBC science fiction series Doctor Who serial The Trial of a Time Lord: The Mysterious Planet in the part of Katryca.

Joan Sims slipped into a coma due to ill health brought on by years of heavy drinking and died on June 28, 2001.

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