Wednesday 22 June 2016

The A - Z of Carry On Supporting Actors: Joan Ingram

This is the latest in a brand new series for Carry On Blogging. It might be slightly ambitious, but I'm going to attempt to do a run through the alphabet of some of the more interesting Carry On supporting actors. One of the reasons I set up this blog was to turn the spotlight on some of the lesser known Carry On actors who nevertheless played an important role in the success of the film series. 

Today we continue with the next letter in the alphabet, I and I is for Joan Ingram.

Carry On films: Joan Ingram only appeared in one Carry On film, in a brief cameo as the "bald headed dowager" in Carry On Don't Lose Your Head. She is involved in the memorable scene featuring Kenneth Williams, Sid James and a box of snuff!

Also appeared in: Joan Ingram cropped up in a long list of small parts in many popular films and television series of the 50s, 60s and 70s. They included the likes of The Saint, Emergency Ward 10 and Crossroads on television and films such as The L-Shaped Room, The Blood Beast Terror and Steptoe and Son Ride Again.

Best known for: Playing rather grand ladies in comedies opposite the likes of Norman Wisdom, Benny Hill, Frankie Howerd and Leslie Phillips.

Did you know: Joan once appeared alongside Nat King Cole in a special theatre performance entitled "A Cool Evening with Nat King Cole" in 1960.


What are they up to now: Sadly Joan Ingram passed away in Fulham, London at the age of 70 in July 1974.

Stay tuned for the next entry in my A - Z of Carry On Supporting Actors! 

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