Deaths 2022

Deaths 2021

Deaths 2020

Deaths 2019

Deaths 2018

Deaths 2017

Deaths 2016

Deaths 2015

Deaths 2014

Deaths 2013

Deaths 2012

Deaths 2011

Deaths 2010

Deaths 2009

Full list by date of death

Frances Cuka


Born - 21 August 1936, Marylebone, London, England
Died - 16 February 2020

Diminutive, round-faced, auburn-haired, rather jolly-looking English actress of Czech parentage, mainly seen in the theatre and on TV. Her somewhat 'working-class' looks (and innate talent) enabled her to tackle anything from Shakespeare to Casualty but, after missing out on the screen version of A Taste of Honey, in the role she had created on stage, film roles were few and far between: Over the Odds (1961), Scrooge (1970), Henry VIII and His Six Wives (1972, as Catherine of Aragon), Hide and Seek (1973), The Watcher in the Woods (1980), Mountains of the Moon (1990), Afraid of the Dark (1991), Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997), Swimming Pool (2003), Oliver Twist (2005) and Closer to the Moon (2009), her last. She died from cancer after a stroke a few years previously. Surname pronounced Chew-ka.