photos: TV and stage star Anita Harris performs in Burnham-On-Sea
star of film and stage visited Burnham-On-Sea on Friday evening
(May 29th) when she told anecdotes from her incredible career
and sang a line-up of popular songs.
Harris - who is best known for starring in many popular Carry
On comedy films, including Follow That Camel and Carry
On Doctor - perfomed at Burnham's Princess Theatre in front
of a big crowd.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This is such a wonderful theatre
and Somerset is a special place for me. I was born in Midsomer
Norton so it's like a homecoming! Burnham is such a lovely place
- my parents did their courting in Weston - and so I love the
was a super audience this evening and it's great to see local
people supporting this lovely theatre. You know that when you
go on stage and you quickly feel they are supporting the theatre
as well as you."
was also one of the brightest young singing stars of the 1960s,
performing in shows alongside Dusty Springfield and Petula Clark.
She learned her trade from Frank Sinatra and Mae West in Las Vegas,
and had a long-running starring role in the musical Cats.
Anita with Burnham's Princess Theatre team after the performance
Deputy Mayor Paul Young, Princess Chairman Peter Burridge-Clayton
Miriam Fraser celebrated her 88th birthday with a visit to see
The star meeting the audience and signing autographs afterwards