June Whitfield June Whitfield CBE (born 11 November 1925 in London) is a well-known English actress.
Mainly known for comic roles, June starred in many radio comedies in her early career, playing opposite male comedians, such as Frankie Howerd and Tony Hancock. She was in the BBC radio series Take It From Here as Eth, Ron Glum's fiancee; and is a long-standing participant in the topical series The News Huddlines with Roy Hudd.
June is one of the few surviving stars of the Carry On films, appearing in four of the movies. She is best known, however, for playing the wifely half of a partnership with Terry Scott in BBC sitcom Terry And June, which initially began under the title Happy Ever After and ran from 1974 until 1988 (though the surnames for the couple were changed for the relaunch of the new title).
A minor parody of this title was concocted by Julian Clary for his Channel 4 sitcom Terry And Julian, and June was recruited to play a role in this.
In more recent times, she has appeared in the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous playing lead character Edina's mother. She has also appeared as the housekeeper on Friends and as Miss Marple on BBC Radio 4. Today, Whitfield is also known for her commercials selling life insurance.
June was awarded with an OBE in 1985 for services to her profession and a CBE for similar reasons 13 years later. She was married to husband Tim Aitchison for 45 years until his death in 2001. Their daughter, Suzy Aitchison, is also an actress.
She is a supporter of AFC Wimbledon, and the President of Carlton Dramatic Society.