Comedian Victoria Wood passed away

Posted on:22 Apr 2016 14:07:58
Comedian Victoria Wood passed away
22 April 2016 Current Affairs: Famous comedian, singer and writer Victoria Wood died on 20 April 2016 due to cancer. She was 62.Born on 19 May 1953, Wood was an English comedian, actress, singer and songwriter, screenwriter and director. She wrote and starred in sketches, plays, films and sitcoms, and her live comedy act was interspersed with her own compositions, which she performed on piano.Wood also composed and performed the theme music for her BBC sitcom Dinnerladies. She was noted for her skills in observing culture, and in satirising social classes.The comedian started her career in 1974 by winning the ATV talent show New Faces. She began to establish herself as a comedy star in the 1980s, with the award-winning television series Victoria Wood as Seen on TV and became one of Britain's most popular stand-up comics.In 1994, she was made an honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of Sunderland. In 1997, she was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours List. She was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2008 Birthday Honours.In 2006, she won two BAFTA awards for her one-off drama for ITV1,Housewife, 49.

 

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