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Victoria Wood
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Born in Prestwich, Lancashire
Born on 19th of May 1953
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Born 1953 - English comedienne and writer.


Studied drama at Birmingham University. Won the television talent New Faces in 1975. First play Talent (1978) was adapted for television. Television series include Wood and Walters and An Audience With Victoria Wood. Makes frequent stage tours. Published several books. Awarded OBE in 1997.

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