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Sally Ann Howes of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ dies at 91

Sally Ann Howes of ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ dies at 91

Howes’ nephew stated she died peacefully in her sleep.

LOS ANGELES — Sally Ann Howes, who performed as a baby 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 loss of life in an interview with the Press Affiliation on Wednesday. Her nephew, Toby Howes, stated on Twitter that the household hoped Howes might “maintain on” till the Christmas screening of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” however he stated she in the end died peacefully in her sleep.

The reason for Howes’ loss of life has not been launched.

The New York Instances reported she died in Palm Seashore Gardens, Florida, on Sunday.

Howes, an English actor, started her profession on the massive display on the age of 12 within the 1943 movie “Thursday’s Youngster,” the place she performed a schoolgirl turned profitable actor. She comes from an appearing lineage that features her dad and mom, Bobby Howes and Patricia Malone.

In 5 many years, Howes made appearances in additional than 140 movies, musicals, performs and tv tasks together with the display 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 within the restricted sequence “Secrets and techniques” in 1992.

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