Paddie O'Neil

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Paddie O'Neil
Born Adalena Lillian Nail
(1926-05-01)1 May 1926
Leominster, Herefordshire, England, UK
Died 31 January 2010(2010-01-31) (aged 83)
London, England, UK
Occupation Actress & singer
Spouse(s) Alfred Marks (actor)

Paddie O'Neil OBE (1 May 1926 – 31 January 2010) was a British actress and singer.[1][2]

Born Adalena Lillian Nail the daughter of circus and fairground performers. Paddie spent her childhood travelling and performing at fairgrounds. While at stage school in London she was spotted and signed up by the BBC. She was a singer on the radio during the war years, and presented the variety show Navel Mixture. Paddie met the actor Alfred Marks while performing in Brighton, and they were married in 1952. They had two children.



  1. ^ Obituary The Guardian, 26 March 2010
  2. ^ Obituary London Independent, 27 April 2010.

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