Let­ter

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As a stu­dent at the Cen­tral School of Speech and Drama (1961-64), I was taught by both Cicely Berry (obit­u­ary, 27 Oc­to­ber) and her hus­band, Harry Moore. We thought they were amaz­ing teach­ers as well as sexy, glam­orous the­atri­cals.

In 2011 I or­gan­ised a 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion with Cicely as guest speaker. She en­ter­tained and rem­i­nisced with us all – even then she was still trav­el­ling to Rio de Janeiro to work with the Nós do Morro youth the­atre.

Cicely in­spired many gen­er­a­tions of the­atre peo­ple and oth­ers, like me, who never made it to the stage. I still do her voice ex­er­cises if I am go­ing to speak in pub­lic.

Linda McDougall

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