Duggie Brown: Wonderful farewell from showbiz colleagues
The late Duggie Brown was given a “wonderful showbiz send off” by many fellow comedians and showbusiness colleagues.
Well-known actor Duggie died at the age of 82 last month.
The crematorium service took place at Barnby Moor Memorial Park and Crematorium in Retford, Nottinghamshire, on Monday 5 September.
Afterwards, fellow entertainer Jimmy Cricket said: “What a wonderful showbiz send off for a great comic/actor/dame today with many fellow comics and those from the entertainment show business world who knew and loved Duggie.
“Our thoughts and condolences are with his beloved wife, Jackie, and family members. R.I.P.”
Coronation Street and Last of the Summer Wine were among the many TV programmes in which Duggie starred.
He also appeared on stage, including in pantomimes, during a career spanning five decades.
Upon hearing the sad news of Duggie’s passing, Jimmy had described Duggie as “ever the consummate professional”.
Duggie had first found fame in the iconic 1969 film, Kes.
Later, he acted in soaps including Corrie and Brookside, as well as TV shows The Comedians and The Wheeltappers And Shunters Social Club.
He appeared in a range of documentaries and dramas, including All Creatures Great And Small, Heartbeat, Hotel Babylon, EastEnders, Holby City and My Brother’s Keeper.