It Ain’t Half Hot Mum star Windsor Davies dies ages 88

Windsor Davies
Windsor Davies starred as the Sergeant Major in It Ain’t Half Hot Mum.

Actor and star of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, Windsor Davies, has died aged 88.

According to his family, the actor who is best known as the sergeant major in the TV comedy, passed away on Thursday.

Born in Canning Town, London, when the Second World War broke out, he returned to his father’s home village, Nant-y-Moel in Bridgend.

With his wife of 62 years who died in September, he had retired to France. The couple had five children.

Davies and It Ain’t Half Hot Mum co-star Don Estelle also enjoyed a 1975 number one hit with a recording of Whispering Grass which they performed in character, a novelty hit which sold more than one million copies.

As well as stage work and appearing in more than 20 films, including two Carry On movies, Davies, was also the voice of Sergeant Major Zero in the 1980s sci-fi series Terrahawks. before retiring from acting in his 70s.

But he will be remembered most fondly for playing Battery Sergeant Major “Shut Up” Williams for 56 episodes of It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, between 1974 and 1981.

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