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RIP Bella Emberg - another one gone from my childhood

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by robfosters, 13 Jan 2018.

  1. robfosters

    Caporegime

    Joined: 1 Dec 2010

    Posts: 39,231

    Location: Welling, London

    Does anyone else remember her? Portly lady comedian who used to work with Russ Abbott. They was famous for doing a superhero double act of Cooperman and Blunderwoman :D

    Totally unfunny by todays standards but had a certain innocent charm to it.

    Anyway, she has passed away aged 80. Long career though. 60 years in show business.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42671503
     
  2. chief barker

    Mobster

    Joined: 12 Aug 2005

    Posts: 3,330

    Location: Orpington.

    RIP Bella.

    I was only talking to my father this afternoon and we touched on getting older, he said that he wished he had more time (he's 68) he broke my heart with those words.

    At 46 I'm starting to think about my own mortality.
     
  3. Hades

    Caporegime

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 26,139

    Location: Surrey

    Wow yes I remember her. RIP.
     
  4. Maundie

    Mobster

    Joined: 20 Oct 2010

    Posts: 3,382

    This is back when Saturday TV was worth watching, RIP Bella always loved Russ Abbotts show when I was a kid (and his cigar adverts)
     
  5. bushmins

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    Joined: 30 Aug 2006

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    I saw this yesterday morning and ended up watching Russ Abbott Christmas videos on youtube for several hours. They were very funny together. I remember thinking their kind of comedy is non existent now.
     
  6. Kronos

    Catwalker

    Joined: 11 Nov 2009

    Posts: 4,295

    Location: Edinburgh

    RIP big Bella.
     
  7. Quartz

    Capodecina

    Joined: 1 Apr 2014

    Posts: 13,595

    Location: Aberdeen

    I remember an interview with her. She said that one day her father sat her down and told her that she wasn't beautiful and was never going to be, so she needed to learn to be funny. So she did.

    RIP Bella
     
  8. ANDARIAL

    Soldato

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,580

    Location: Woolyback Country

    RIP Bella
     
  9. Tek81

    Mobster

    Joined: 1 Jul 2015

    Posts: 2,630

    Location: UK

    I used to really like the Russ Abbot Show during the 80's, and remember her well. I've just watched the xmas special on youtube. Very dated, but some of it is still funny. On a side note, I had no idea the show ran right through to 96. I thought it ended in the late 80's / early 90's. RIP.
     
  10. HoneyBadger

    Mobster

    Joined: 2 Aug 2016

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    Location: Kent

    Wow the memories.

    RIP Bella.