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Are You Being Served? actor dead

Saturday, March 23, 2013    

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LONDON (AP): British actor Frank Thornton —  best known as Captain Peacock in the long-running television comedy Are You Being Served? — died in his sleep March 16 in London. He was 92.

The actor is best remembered by British audiences for his comic role in the innuendo-laden hit sitcom, which ran from the 1970s to 1985. He played a mustachioed, pompous floor manager who oversaw his fellow shop workers in a department store.

Thornton is survived by his wife Beryl, daughter Jane, and three grandchildren.

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