Jean Boht: ‘Beloved and renowned’ Bread star dies aged 91 | Ents & Arts News

Sep 13, 2023 | Uncategorized


Jean Boht – best known for playing Nellie Boswell in sitcom Bread – has died aged 91, her family said.

The star was also known for her roles in popular shows such as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em, Grange Hill, Last Of The Summer Wine, Brighton Belles and Doctors.

“It is with overwhelming sadness that we must announce that Jean Boht passed away yesterday,” her family said in a statement.

“Jean had been battling vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with the indefatigable spirit for which she was both beloved and renowned.

“She was a resident at Denville Hall, the home for members of the theatrical profession.”

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In a varied career, her stint on Bread became her best-known role.

Created by Carla Lane, Bread ran from 1986 to 1991 and was watched by more than 20 million people at its peak.

Boht won a British Comedy Award for best TV comedy actress, while she was also the subject of the biographical television show This Is Your Life in 1989.

She was married to award-winning composer Carl Davis, who died last month, and she had two children and three grandchildren.

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