Eastenders actress leaves fortune to Albert Square co-star

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Anna Karen, the "On the Buses" actress, has left most of her fortune to her former Eastenders colleague Sophie Lawrence.

85-year-old Anna sadly died in February during a house fire.  It's thought she fell asleep whilst smoking a cigarette which started the fire.  She was great pals with Sophie, who played "Diane Butcher" on and off over the years in the soap, and left her 65% of her will.

20% of her £427,000 fortune will go to her step-daughter Gloria Gill, the daughter of her actor husband Terry Duggan, who died in 2008.  The rest will be divided amongst her family, friends and the Actors' Benevolent Fund.


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