LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sally Ann Howes, who performed as a toddler actor earlier than she later starred within the 1968 movie “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” with Dick Van Dyke, has died. She was 91.
Her son Andrew Hart Adler confirmed his mom’s dying in an interview with the Press Affiliation on Wednesday. Her nephew, Toby Howes, mentioned on Twitter that the household hoped Howes may “maintain on” till the Christmas screening of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” however he mentioned she finally died peacefully in her sleep.
The reason for Howes’ dying has not been launched.
The New York Occasions reported she died in Palm Seaside Gardens, Florida, on Sunday.
Howes, an English actor, started her profession on the large display screen on the age of 12 within the 1943 movie “Thursday’s Baby,” the place she performed a schoolgirl turned profitable actor. She comes from an appearing lineage that features her mother and father, Bobby Howes and Patricia Malone.
In 5 a long time, Howes made appearances in additional than 140 movies, musicals, performs and tv tasks together with the display screen adaption of Charles Dickens’ “Nicholas Nickleby” and “The Historical past of Mr. Polly.” She made her greatest splash because the character Actually Delicious in “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” which grew to become a vacation favourite.
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” was typically broadcasted on Christmas Day in the UK.
Howes made a mark within the theater realm. She earned a Tony Award nomination for her efficiency in “Brigadoon” on the New York Metropolis Opera in 1962. The later a part of her profession was spent in theater. She made her final look on display screen within the restricted sequence “Secrets and techniques” in 1992.