Jean Boht who starred as Nellie Boswell in Carla Lane’s BBC sitcom Bread dies aged 91 after long battle with dementia – just six weeks after her husband of 53 years Carl Davis passed away
- Statement from her family said she passed away after dementia battle
Jean Boht, best known for playing Nellie Boswell in sitcom Bread, has died aged 91 just six weeks after her composer husband passed away.
Ms Boht, died while battling dementia and living at the prestigious actors’ retirement home Denville Hall in Hillindon, North-West London, her family said.
Her husband Carl Davis, the conductor and composer behind shows including the BBC’s 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice, died aged 86 in early August.
Jean Boht, best known for playing Nellie Boswell in sitcom Bread, has died aged 91, her family said
A statement from Ms Boht’s family said: ‘It is with overwhelming sadness that we must announce that Jean Boht passed away yesterday, Tuesday September 12.
‘Jean had been battling vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with the indefatigable spirit for which she was both beloved and renowned.
‘She was a resident at Denville Hall, the home for members of the theatrical profession.’
Jean Boht (centre) is seen with the other stars of the sitcom Bread in 1990