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Tributes Paid To ‘huge comedy talent’ Bella Emberg

Bella Emberg passed away at the age of 80.

The comedy actress was probably best known for her roles for in shows such as The Benny Hill Show, Doctor Who, and Z Cars.

She played Russ Abbot, Blunderwoman, the comic sidekick of Russ Abbot’s Cooperman in the 1980s.

In a June 2017 interview with the Daily Mirror she said: “Blunderwoman saved my career – and I still view her as a complete blessing.

“After it ended in 1996 I couldn’t get work. I went for jobs and they’d say: ‘We’d love to hire you but you’re too well known with Russ’.”


Abbot has led tributes counting himself”very lucky” to have been able to play alongside her.

 Abbot, 70, said: “It is with a heavy heart that I heard the news about Bella. She was my leading lady throughout most of my career.

“She was not only a great sport but a huge comedy talent. A genuinely funny woman, but most of all a woman of immense warmth and generosity. I count myself very lucky to have worked alongside her.

“She really was a one off. RIP Bella.”


Tributes from various celebrities came pouring in on Twitter.







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