Valerie Van Ost Lifeless: ‘Carry On’ Actress Dies at 75

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Valerie Van Ost pictured in London in Could 1966.

Valerie Van Ost, the star of 4 “Carry On” comedies within the 1960s, has died on the age of 75. Van Ost appeared in “Carry On Cabby,” “Carry On Don’t Lose Your Head,” “Carry On Physician” and “Carry On Once more Physician,” based on her IMDb web page.

Van Ost’s unhappy passing was introduced by agent Barry Langford who mentioned in a tweet, “A tragic goodbye to lovely Valerie Van Ost, who handed away this week. Valerie gave up her profitable performing profession to develop into a revered casting director and was beloved in each professions. She might be a lot missed. #RIP #CarryOn.”

Van Ost, a local of Herkamsted, Hertfordshire, turned to performing after she had been a dancer in her teenager at London’s famed Palladium theatre. Van Ost was as soon as thought of to be a attainable alternative for Diana Rigg as Emma Peel in “The Avengers,” having as soon as appeared in an episode of the present. In 1973, Van Ost took on her different most well-known position, within the Hammer horror film, “The Satanic Rites of Christ.”

Van Ost was married to film producer Greg Smith. Smith had been the producer of Britain’s different nice bawdy comedy sequence, the “Confessions” sequence of films within the 1970s.

Later, in 1985, Van Ost married Andrew Millington, with whom she arrange a casting company. This coincided with Van Ost’s retirement from performing. The pair forged 5 motion pictures and a tv sequence throughout the 1980s. Two of these movies, “The Boys in Blue” and “Humorous Cash” had been produced by her first husband, based on a profile of Greg Smith. Van Ost and Millington arrange their firm in 1979.

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