Willesden, London, England
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Westminster, London, England, UK
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Olive Rita Webb
Rita Webb (born Olive Rita Webb ; later known as Olive Rita Thompson 25 February 1904 – 30 August 1981) was an English character actress, mainly in comedy roles. She was the eldest child of Henry Augustus Webb (1880–1926) and Rose Jeannette Keysor. She had a younger brother, Henry Richard Webb, also an actor, and two elder identical twin half-brothers, Leslie and Gordon Durlacher, from her mother's first marriage to Samuel Durlacher. She was the niece of Leonard Keysor, the first Jewish serviceman to win the Victoria Cross in the First World War. A half-brother was the actor George Webb.
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==Rita Webb== Actress - ===Born=== February 25, 1904 in Willesden, London, England, UK
===Died=== August 30, 1981 in Westminster, London, England, UK (cancer)
===Birth Name=== Olive Webb
===Height=== 4' 10" (1.47 m)
===Mini Bio (1)=== Rita Webb was born on February 25, 1904 in Willesden, London, England as Olive Webb. She was an actress, known for [[Up Pompeii]] (1971), [[The Wednesday Play]] (1964) and [[BBC Sunday-Night Theatre]] (1950). She was married to Lionel Stanley "Thommie" Thompson. She died on August 30, 1981 in Westminster, London.
===Spouse (1)=== [[Lionel Stanley "Thommie" Thompson]] (27 February 1926 - ?) (separated)
===Trade Mark (1)=== Her cackling laugh
===Trivia (2)=== 1. Her brother [[Henry Webb]] and her half-brother [[George Webb]] were also actors. 2. Diminutive, dumpy, red-haired comedy actress of flamboyant personality. Often in cockney roles and a familiar foil for [[Benny Hill]], [[Spike Milligan]] and [[Eric Sykes]]. Started acting in the 1940's at the Unity Theatre. In BBC productions from 1949.
==Rita Webb== (born Olive Rita Webb ; later known as Olive Rita Thompson 25 February 1904 – 30 August 1981) was an English character actress, mainly in comedy roles. She was the eldest child of [[Henry Augustus Webb]] (1880–1926) and [[Rose Jeannette Keysor]]. She had a younger brother, [[Henry Richard Webb]], also an actor, and two elder identical twin half-brothers, [[Leslie Durlacher]] and [[Gordon Durlacher]], from her mother's first marriage to [[Samuel Durlacher]]. She was the niece of [[Leonard Keysor]], the first Jewish serviceman to win the Victoria Cross in the First World War. A half-brother was the actor [[George Webb]].
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