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Jill Hyem

Writer/actress

Born - 8 January 1937, Putney, London, England
Died - 5 June 2015

Narrow-faced, full-lipped, big-eyed, angular blonde performer who switched from acting to writing with great success, her biggest hit being the TV p-o-w series Tenko. Acting on TV from 1958, she also had supporting roles in a few early sixties' films: Evidence in Concrete (1960), The Trunk (1960), Highway to Battle (1961, The Gentle Terror (1961) and The Spanish Sword (1962). She began writing for TV in 1970 and also penned the screenplay for the 1978 film Leopard in the Snow She continued writing TV series after Tenko (1981-85) until 1994. She died from cancer.