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  • Barbara Ann Deeks, MBE, known professionally as Barbara Windsor, is an English actress, best known for her appearances in the Carry On films and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders. Windsor began her career on stage at the age of 13 and made her West End debut in 1952. She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the 1964 Broadway production of Oh, What A Lovely War! and appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the 1972 West End production of The Threepenny Opera. Her first film was The Belles of St Trinian's in 1954. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress for the 1963 film Sparrers Can't Sing. She appeared in her first Carry On film, Carry On Spying in 1964. Her other Carry On films include Carry On Doctor, Carry On Camping Carry on Henry and Carry On Abroad. Other film roles include, A Study in Terror Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and as the voice of Dormouse in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. She joined the cast of EastEnders in 1994 and won the 1999 British Soap Award for Best Actress. She left the show in 2010, before returning for one episode in 2013. Wikipedia

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