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The actress pens this letter to Todd Axelrod, C.E.O. of the Gallery of History, detailing some of her career highlights
Autograph Letter signed: "Fanny Carby" in black ink, 1p, 8½x11. Hampston, London, 1984 December 12. To "Dear Mr. Axelrod" In part: "Thank you for your letter and I am enclosing a signed photograph./ The most exciting part of my career was working with Joan Littlewood when we took various plays to Paris and East Berlin culminating in 'Oh What a Lovely War' which ended up in New York. I was also in the film version./ I have done many classic serials for the B.B.C. T.V. + I enjoyed very much playing Burt Larkin in 'The History of Mr. Polly' dramatized from H.G. Wells' Novel...". Enclosure not included. Fanny Carby (1925-2002) was a British actress who was a regular on British stages and played bit parts and many guest-starring roles on British TV shows. She played the parts of Mary Hornigold and Vera Duckworth on Coronation Street, a popular British Soap Opera that began airing in 1960. She also appeared in a spin-off of the show, Pardon the Expression in 1965. A few of her guest-starring roles came on the shows The Kitchen as Winnie in 1961, Crossroads as Rene Haines in 1964, Mrs Thursday as Agnes Blakey in 1967, and Adam Adamant Lives!, also in 1967. Additionally, she was in both a theatrical production and the movie version (1969) of Oh! What a Lovely War. Lightly toned. Top edge perforated. Two horizontal mailing folds. Creasing toward upper left-hand corner. Otherwise, fine condition.

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Born: February 2, 1925 in Sutton, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Died: September 20, 2002 in London, England, United Kingdom

Film Credits
2002 Heroes of Comedy (Other), 1998 Heartbeat (Performer), 1997 Mrs Dalloway (Performer), 1996 The Legacy of Reginald Perrin (Performer), 1995 Goodnight Sweetheart (Performer), 1994 Middlemarch (Performer), 1994 Birds of a Feather (Performer), 1993-1994 The Bill (Performer), 1992 A Likely Lad (Performer), 1989 William Tell (Performer), 1989 Bert Rigby, You're a Fool (Performer), 1988 Indiscreet (Performer), 1987-1990 In Sickness and in Health (Performer), 1987 Drummonds (Performer), 1986 The Little Match Girl (Performer), 1986 Room at the Bottom (Performer), 1986 Dead Man's Folly (Performer), 1986 David Copperfield (Performer), 1986 Biggles: Adventures in Time (Performer), 1985 Florence Nightingale (Performer), 1984 Mitch (Performer), 1984 Lassiter (Performer), 1984 Juliet Bravo (Performer), 1984 Hammer House of Mystery and Suspense (Performer), 1984 Cockles (Performer), 1984 Bottle Boys (Performer), 1983 The Crystal Cube (Performer), 1983 Sex, Lies and Renaissance (Performer), 1982 Nanny (Performer), 1981 Private Schulz (Performer), 1981 Loophole (Performer), 1980 The History of Mr. Polly (Performer), 1980 The Good Companions (Performer), 1980 The Elephant Man (Performer), 1980 Forgive Our Foolish Ways (Performer), 1979 How's Your Father (Performer), 1978 The Sweeney (Performer), 1978 The Bass Player and the Blonde (Performer), 1978 Sykes (Performer), 1978 Let's Get Laid (Performer), 1977 The Galton & Simpson Playhouse (Performer), 1976-1978 Angels (Performer), 1975 The Generation Game (in person), 1975 Ten from the Twenties (Performer), 1975 Late Call (Performer), 1974 The Last Turkey in the Shop Show (Performer), 1974 Love Thy Neighbour (Performer), 1973 BBC Play of the Month (Performer), 1972 The Trouble with 2B (Performer), 1972 Scene (Performer), 1972 Milligan in... (Performer), 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (Performer), 1972 Both Ends Meet (Performer), 1972 A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Performer), 1971 The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine (Performer), 1971 The Flaxton Boys (Performer), 1971 The Fenn Street Gang (Performer), 1971 One Brief Summer (Performer), 1971 On the Buses (Performer), 1971 From a Bird's Eye View (Performer), 1970 Oh in Colour (Performer), 1970 Nearest and Dearest (Performer), 1970 Junket 89 (Performer), 1970 I Start Counting (Performer), 1970 Comedy Playhouse (Performer), 1969 The World of Beachcomber (Performer), 1969 Q9 (Performer), 1969 Oh! What a Lovely War (Performer), 1969 Her Majesty's Pleasure (Performer), 1969 Curry & Chips (Performer), 1968 The Root of All Evil (Performer), 1968 Journey to the Unknown (Performer), 1967 Till Death Us Do Part (Performer), 1967 Red, White and Zero (Performer), 1967 Mrs Thursday (Performer), 1967 How I Won the War (Performer), 1967 Adam Adamant Lives! (Performer), 1966 The Idol (Performer), 1966 The Family Way (Performer), 1966 Out of the Unknown (Performer), 1965-1988 Coronation Street (Performer), 1965-1970 The Wednesday Play (Performer), 1965-1966 Pardon the Expression (Performer), 1964 Crossroads (Performer), 1963 What a Crazy World (Performer), 1963 Sparrows Can't Sing (Performer), 1962-1970 Z Cars (Performer), 1962 The Traitors (Performer), 1962 The Share Out (Performer), 1962 The Edgar Wallace Mystery Theatre (Performer), 1962 Some People (Performer), 1962 Maigret (Performer), 1962 It's a Living (Performer), 1961 The Never Never Murder (Performer), 1961 The Kitchen (Performer), 1959 The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff (Performer), 1959 Love and Mr Lewisham (Performer), 1958-1972 Armchair Theatre (Performer), 1958 The Emperor's New Clothes (Other), 1958 Television World Theatre (Performer), 1958 Saturday Playhouse (Performer), 1957 The Secret Place (Performer), 1957 Nathaniel Titlark (Performer), 1957 Educated Evans (Performer), 1956 Women Without Men (Performer), 1956 Theatre Royal (Performer), 1956 The Crime of the Century (Performer), 1956 Tears for Simon (Performer), 1956 Rheingold Theatre (Performer), 1956 Ivor Novello (Performer), 1956 ITV Play of the Week (Performer), 1956 Blonde Bait (Performer), 1955-1969 Dixon of Dock Green (Performer), 1955 Othello (Performer), 1954 When I Was Your Age (Performer), 1954 The Detective (Performer), 1954 Man with a Million (Performer), 1953 Wednesday Theatre (Performer), 1953 The Heir of Skipton (Performer), 1953 Meet Mr. Lucifer (Performer), 1952-1959 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (Performer), 1952-1953 The Pickwick Papers (Performer), 1952 Operation Diplomat (Performer)

Theatre Credits
Oh What a Lovely War - Performer (September 30, 1964 - January 16, 1965)

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