Bread’s Nellie Boswell is no more: Jean Boht has died at the age of 91

Actress Jean Boht, famously known for her role as matriarch Nellie Boswell in the 1980s sitcom comedy ‘Bread’, took her last breath at the age of 91.

Her family has confirmed that news by accepting there is ‘overwhelming sadness’ as Jean Boht passed away on Tuesday 12 September.

Jean was battling with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease for a long time with her indefatigable spirit for which she is known.

Her role in ‘Bread’ has made her a very popular figure to the sitcom audience between 1986 and 1991. During its peak, almost 18 million viewers watched the show in the late ‘80s.

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Jean’s strong character was trying to hold together a cash-strapped Liverpudlian family and it proved to be the most well-known role in her career.

However, she also worked in ‘I Woke Up One Morning’, ‘Brighton Belles’, ‘The Girl in a Swing’, ‘Boys from the Blackstuff’, etc.

She was also a popular figure in theaters as well. Her most iconic performance was alongside Jeremy Irons in Embers, an adaption of a Sandor Marai novel, which is based on 1940s Hungary.

Jean’s husband, Bafta-winning composer, Carl Davis died last month at the age of 86 due to a brain tumor.

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