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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Baroness Rix 1929-2013

_.The Baroness Rix (the actress Elspet Gray), died 18 February, 2013. She was 83.

Lady Rix, a charity campaigner for many years, appeared in the TV shows Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Dr Who, &c, and made a fine partnership with her husband Brian in the famed Whitehall farces.

She was born 12 April, 1929, as Elspet MacGregor-Gray, daughter of James MacGregor-Gray, of Surrey, and married in 1949, the actor Brian Rix, CBE, who was created a life peer in 1992, as Baron Rix, of Whitehall in the City of Westminster. She was the mother of 2 sons, James and Jonathan, and 2 daughters, Shelley and Louisa. Her elder daughter predeceased her in 2005.

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