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Miriam Karlin tributes

8 June 2011

The Equity Council at its meeting on 7 June paid tribute to Miram Karlin, who died in St John's Hospital, London on 3 June. Council members spoke of Mim's fierce commitment to justice and her inexhaustable energy for campaigning.

Equity President Malcolm Sinclair said: “We’ve lost one of the dearest members of the Equity family, a wonderful actress, and a great trade unionist. She was the main reason I ever committed myself to the union and this will be true for many, many of us. A very sad day, but she remains both an example and huge inspiration. She was also very, very funny, and we loved her for it."

Mim had herself been an Equity activist all her professional life and had served many years on the Equity Council.

Other Council members spoke of the many campaigns for Equity and other organisations Mim had committed herself to and of her love for her fellow performers.

The tributes were followed by a minute's silence and a round of applause.

 

PUBLISHED OBITUARIES

RAG TRADE STAR MIRIAM KARLIN DIES AGED 85
BBC ON-LINE
Actress Miriam Karlin, known to many for her role as shop steward Paddy in TV sitcom The Rag Trade, has died in London aged 85.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-13639043
 
MIRIAM KARLIN
DAILY TELEGRAPH
Miriam Karlin, who died on June 3 aged 85, was best known for her portrayal of the bolshie shop steward Paddy in BBC Television's The Rag Trade (1961-63); Paddy's battle cry "Everybody out!" became a national catchphrase.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/tv-radio-obituaries/8555619/Miriam-Karlin.html
 
MIRIAM KARLIN OBITUARY
GUARDIAN
Actor best known as Paddy, the militant shop steward in the BBC's The Rag Trade
http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2011/jun/03/miriam-karlin-obituary?INTCMP=SRCH
 
MIRIAM KARLIN: ACTRESS AND LEFT-WING CAMPAIGNER BEST KNOWN AS THE MILITANT SHOP STEWARD PADDY IN 'THE RAG TRADE'
INDENDENT
One of the first actresses to bring a strong female role to television comedy, Miriam Karlin made her name as the stereotypical, "militant" shop steward Paddy in the 1960s sitcom The Rag Trade.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/miriam-karlin-actress-and-leftwing-campaigner-best-known-as-the-militant-shop-steward-paddy-in-the-rag-trade-2293422.html

RAG TRADE ACTRESS MIRIAM KARLINE DIES
THE STAGE
Actress and political activist Miriam Karlin has died aged 85, following a battle with cancer.
http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/32408/rag-trade-actress-miriam-karlin-dies

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