Joan Sims

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Joan Sims
Joan Sims
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Born:
May 09, 1930
Died:
June 27, 2001
Age:
71
Birth Name:
Irene Joan Marion Sims
Nickname:
Joanie
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Some Facts
Her first Carry On film was Carry on Nurse (1959) and her last was Carry on Emmannuelle (1978). She also appeared in The Ship Was Loaded (1957), however this film is not considered to be a part of the Carry On series.
Suffered with Bell's palsy in 1999, which caused depression and alcoholism.
Went to Columbia in 1966 to promote the "Carry On..." films.
Sold her more substantial home in Fulham several years earlier, complaining of money problems and expressing fears that she would be bankrupt.
She was turned down for the part of Miss Crawley in Vanity Fair (1998).
Personal Quotes
[In reference to Carry on Cowboy (1965) and to her character Belle Armitage and Belle's appearance on the hotel saloon's stairs during the film] I think it was one of my favourite scenes in any of the "Carry On..." films. I was really living out a lot of fantasies during that scene, because it was a gorgeous dress, I liked the way my hair was done and then I encounter Sid, playing Rumpo, and I get to say that 'my name is Belle - but my intimate friends call me Ding Dong'. Really subtle lines like that! (1998)
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[In reference to the Dinner Party scene in Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968)] "It was three horrendous days, there were people dropping sacks of muck from the ceiling. It was a nightmare but it was still terrific fun." (1998)
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I don't think it worked without us, dear. We were a unique formula. [on the film Carry on Columbus (1992)]
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[on the "Carry On..." films being repeated on television] "I do have deep feelings of injustice for myself and the others. The public might think we are paid residuals, but we get nothing for the films or those television compilations." (2000)
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[In reference to Sidney James and 1990s documentaries on his life and apparent affairs and behaviour] "I think it's quite unnecessary. Why can't the poor man and his family be left alone? He gave the public a great deal of enjoyment."
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Filmography
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Year
1997
1990
1990
1990
1986
1986
1985
1984
1984
1983
1977
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