Uxbridge Gazette - - Property Talk -

Dur­ing the 1950s and early 1960s, the name Alma Co­gan pro­vided a good liv­ing for news­pa­per gos­sip colum­nists. She was a reg­u­lar face on TV and one of the high­est paid fe­male en­ter­tain­ers of the time, re­leas­ing dozens of sin­gles that charted both in the UK, Europe and Ja­pan.

Known as the ‘girl with the gig­gle in her voice’ she was also well known for her col­lec­tion of starry friends in­clud­ing Princess Mar­garet, Noël Coward, Cary Grant, Au­drey Hepburn, Michael Caine, Frankie Vaughan, Bruce Forsyth and Roger Moore.

But what got the gos­sip colum­nists re­ally ex­cited was her af­fair with Bea­tle John Len­non whom she met when the two ap­peared on pop mu­sic TV show Ready, Steady, Go! in 1964.

It was said that when Alma died of ovar­ian cancer in 1966 aged just 34, Len­non was in­con­solable.

Be­fore fame beck­oned, Co­gan was brought up by her hab­er­dasher fa­ther and pushy mother in a Vic­to­rian house in Wor­thing, West Sus­sex, which bears a Blue Plaque high­light­ing her links to the prop­erty.

The six-bed­room house is now for sale at £1.25 mil­lion. It in­cludes gated off-street park­ing, a large land­scaped gar­den, four liv­ing rooms and three bath­rooms.

The beach is a short walk from the house, as is cen­tral Wor­thing.

More in­for­ma­tion from Brand Vaughan (01273 683111).

Alma John

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