Anna Wing

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Anna Wing
Sue MacGregor with Anna Wing, Wendy Richards, Leslie Grantham, Bill Lyons and Jonathan McLeish.jpg
Wing (third from left) in April 2007
BornAnna Eva Lydia Catherine Wing
(1914-10-30)October 30, 1914
Hackney, East London,
United Kingdom
DiedJuly 7, 2013(2013-07-07) (aged 98)
Hackney, East London, United Kingdom
Cause of deathNatural Causes
Years active1938–2009, 2012
Spouse(s)Peter Davey
(m. 1944–1947, divorced)
Partner(s)Philip O'Connor
(?-1998, his death)
ChildrenMark Wing-Davey
Jon O'Connor

Anna Eva Lydia Catherine Wing, MBE[1] (30 October 1914 -[2] 7 July 2013)[3] was an English actress. She is best known for playing Lou Beale on British television soap opera EastEnders.

Early life[change | change source]

Wing was born on 30 October 1914 in Hackney, East London, England.

Career[change | change source]

Wing is best known for playing the Lou Beale on EastEnders from the show's beginning in February 1985, until the character was killed off in July 1988.

In May 2005 Wing attended the British Soap Awards, where she presented June Brown with a lifetime achievement award for Brown's portrayal of Dot Branning in EastEnders. In 2005, Wing was part of the cast of the short movie Ex Memoria. She played Grandma in the 2007 movie Son of Rambow.

Later career[change | change source]

In 2009, when Wing was 94, she worked on a short movie called Numbers Up. The same year Wing was named Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2009 Birthday Honours for her services to drama and charity.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Wing was married to Peter Davey from 1944 until they divorced in 1947. They had a son. After that, Philip O'Connor was her partner until his death in 1998. They had a son.

Death[change | change source]

Wing lived in London, England during her final years. Wing died on the morning of 7 July 2013 in Hackney, East London, England from natural causes, aged 98.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Queen's birthday Honours list: Order of the British Empire, Member (MBE)". 12 June 2009. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  2. "Anna Wing Bio Biography". TV Rage. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
  3. Anna Wing dies
  4. London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 59090, p. 24, 13 June 2009.
  5. "Anna Wing, EastEnders' Lou Beale, dies aged 98". BBC News. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.

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