Patricia Hayes OBE (born Patricia Lawlor Hayes) (December 22, 1909 â€“ September 19, 1998) was an English comedy actress of Irish Catholic extraction.
Hayes was born in Camberwell, London. As a child Hayes attended Sacred Heart School in Wandsworth, London.
She was featured in many comedy shows and films between 1940 and 1996, including Hancock's Half Hour, The Arthur Askey Show, The Benny Hill Show, Till Death Us Do Part, The Neverending Story and a A Fish Called Wanda.
Hayes also featured as Fin Raziel in the George Lucas film Willow (film).
Her most famous TV appearance was in the title role of the 1971 TV Play Edna, the Inebriate Woman for which she won a BAFTA award.
She is the mother of British actor Richard O'Callaghan (born Richard Brooke) by her marriage to the late Valentine Brooke, whom she divorced. She never remarried.
She was formerly the head of the (British) Catholic Stage Guild, which her son, Richard, now chairs.
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