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    Sylvia Anderson, voice of Thunderbirds' Lady Penelope, dies

    Sylvia Anderson, best known as the voice of Lady Penelope in the TV show Thunderbirds, has died after a short illness, her family has confirmed.
    Anderson co-created the hit science-fiction puppet series, which ran from 1965, with her late husband Gerry.
    In a career spanning five decades, she also worked on shows Joe 90 and Captain Scarlet, and for US TV network HBO.
    She died at her Berkshire home, aged 88. Her daughter described her as "a mother and a legend".
    "Her intelligence was phenomenal but her creativity and tenacity unchallenged. She was a force in every way," Dee Anderson said.
    Her former husband Gerry Anderson died in 2012 after suffering from Alzheimer's.

    Nick Williams, Chairman of Fanderson - a fan club dedicated to the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson - told BBC Breakfast she was a "huge influence" on the entertainment industry.
    "She was one of the first really prominent women in the film and TV industry," he said, adding that Anderson leaves behind "an amazing legacy of fantastic television, really groundbreaking entertainment."
    Rae Earl, writer of the My Mad Fat Diary television series, tweeted: "Sylvia Anderson was responsible for some of my favourite TV."

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    Truly one of the all-time greats. He will be missed.


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