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On The Buses actor Reg Varney dies at 92

Post by jackie 46 on Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:10 pm





The actor died following a short illness in a nursing home in Budleigh Salterton, Devon.

His daughter, Jeanne Marley, 59, said he died "peacefully" just before 2pm.

Varney, who played main character Stan Butler in the 1970s sitcom, was born in London's East End but had lived in Devon for the past 20 years.

After leaving school he took various menial jobs before becoming an actor after showing a flair for performance in working men's clubs.

During the Second World War he joined the Royal Electrical Engineers but carried on being an entertainer in various music halls.

He had a number of roles in different TV shows before achieving fame in his role in On The Buses, which began in 1969 and ran for seven series.

Afterwards Varney took on a number of film roles although it was On The Buses that he continued to be most recognised for.

In later years he went abroad on tour with a cabaret show.

Mrs Marley said he had only recently been admitted to the nursing home after he had begun suffering from a chest infection.

She said: "He's always been very young for his age, when he was in On The Buses he was playing a 35-year-old, but he was actually 50."

Varney, who had lived alone since his wife Lilian died in 2002, is survived by his daughter, two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

His funeral has yet to be arranged.


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Post by Baz on Mon Nov 17, 2008 6:04 am

I heard this. He had a good innings. RIP.

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Post by Dave Mercury on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:11 am

Sad news, but he had a good innings.
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Post by jackie 46 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:28 am

I like this sitcom it was so funny far back than,don't make them like that anymore.
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Post by Dave Mercury on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:34 am

" I'll get you Butler "
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Post by jackie 46 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:39 am

And what happened to the good ole bus conducters LOL?
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Post by Dave Mercury on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:41 am

The conductor, Bob Grant died a few years ago, Blake and Olive are still going strong though.
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Post by jackie 46 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:42 am

Olive is in Eastenders now and than.
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Post by Dave Mercury on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:44 am

jackie 46 wrote:Olive is in Eastenders now and than.
Oh yeah, isn't she Peggy's sister?
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Post by jackie 46 on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:48 am

Yes she is.
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Post by Baz on Mon Nov 17, 2008 7:53 am

Aunty Sal.

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Post by Dave Mercury on Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:21 am

Baz wrote:Aunty Sal.
Wasn't she in Worzel Gummidge Laughing Laughing
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Post by Baz on Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:31 am

That was Aunt Sally.

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Post by Dave Mercury on Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:50 am

Baz wrote:That was Aunt Sally.
Laughing
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