(7 March 1921 – 13 July 2001) was a British
Summerfield was born in London in 1921. She received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
. In the mid-1960s, she played P. G. Wodehouse
' character Aunt Dahlia
in the BBC One
's World of Wooster
. She was a team member on BBC Radio 4
's Many a Slip
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In the mid-1960s, she played P. G. Wodehouse
's character Aunt Dahlia
in BBC One
's black-and-white TV
series World of Wooster
(1965–1967). She was also a regular on radio panel games, including BBC Radio's Just a Minute
, and was a team member for the entire 15-year run of BBC Radio 4
's game show Many a Slip
(1964–1979). Her quick mind and infectious laugh endeared her to listeners.
She was the wife of actor Leonard Sachs
, the mother of actor Robin Sachs
and Toby Sachs, and grandmother of Kerry Sachs.
Eleanor Summerfield died in London on 13 July 2001, aged 80.