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WEEKEND, 20 May 1989

Weekend Star File

Wendy Richard

Birthday:  July 20, 1946 [sic; actually it is 1943].

Birthplace:  Teeside.

Schools:  Boarding school; Italia Conti Stage School.

Marital status:  Twice divorced.  Now engaged to carpet-fitter Paul Glorney.

Present home:  Baker Street, London.

Weight:  10 stone [147 lbs; 66.8 kg].

Eyes:  Blue.

Hair:  Blonde.

Previous jobs:  Worked in shops and stores including the fashion department at Fortnum & Mason.

First professional role:  As a shop assistant in TV's The Newcomers.

Favourite clothes:  "No frills, down to earth.  If it looks good and feels good, I'll buy it regardless of the label."

Favourite food:  "Indian.  Paul and I pop down to our local curry house every Monday."

Favourite drink:  Wine.

Favourite color:  Red.

Happiest experience:  "Getting the keys for the very first time to my very own house."

Saddest experience:  Finding the body of her father who had committed suicide when she was 11.

Hobbies:  Collecting frogs.  "Not real ones but made from china, glass, cloth -- anything."  And collecting salt and pepper sets.  She loves tapestry work.

Enjoys:  "My little patio which is full of plants."

Lucky break:  "Getting the role of Pauline Fowler.  You can't play dolly birds forever!"

Ambition:  "I've always wanted to play Annie Oakley in Annie Get Your Gun."

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