Mollie Sugden, Star of “Are You Being Served?,” Dies at 86

1 07 2009

Mollie Sugden, the British comedy actress best known for her role as saleswoman Mrs. Slocombe on BBC’s hit series “Are You Being Served?,” died today at 86.

Though American audiences may be less familiar with the  star who became a pop culture icon for sporting candy-colored wigs and talking about her “pussy” [cat] throughout the run of the show, Sugden’s fan base has continued to grow in the US thanks largely to continued reruns of the show on PBS (check your local listings for days and times).  She was even mentioned throughout the original run of Little Britain, another BBC comedy that made the leap across the pond and instantly found a connection with American audiences.

With Sugden’s passing, there are just three surviving members from the original cast.  Looks like a reunion is out of the question.  Sugden, her wigs, her pussy [cat] and her sharp-witted tongue will be greatly missed.

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TOPMAN Opening Shop in NYC

20 03 2009

In case it isn’t obvious from the name of my blog, or even the logo; I love Britain.  They’ve given us such treasures as Matt Lucas and David Walliams of Little Britain and Ricky Gervais, creator and star of The Office (the original).  Did I mention they also have amazing tea?

On April 2nd, the States will get another gift from the little island across the Atlantic when TOPMAN opens shop at Broadway & Broome Street in NYC. 

Don’t live in NY or want to shop now?  Check out the cutting edge European styles now at TOPMAN.com.    

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Photo Source: TOPMAN.com