Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies: Cook on 'Two Fat Ladies' Was 66

Image: Clarissa Dickson Wright Dies: Cook on 'Two Fat Ladies' Was 66

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 07:47 AM

By Morgan Chilson

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Clarissa Dickson Wright, well-known for her role on the BBC cooking show, “Two Fat Ladies,” has died at age 66.

Along with her co-host Jennifer Paterson, Wright traveled throughout Britain on a Triumph Thunderbird motorbike and explored food in all its venues.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

The popular show ran just four seasons, from 1996 until 1999.

"Two Fat Ladies" has also been on The Cooking Channel, which described their show this w: “The Two Fat Ladies are cooks, not chefs — they reject the pretensions and elaborations of haute cuisine and are aggressively unfashionable, delighting in such ingredients as clotted cream, lard and fatty meats.”

Known for her eccentricity, Wright owned a bookstore that specialized in providing materials for cooks and was also a recovering alcoholic, The Telegraph said. She and Paterson became rose to fame on the show, which pulled in 3.5 million viewers in 1996.

Paterson died in 1999.

The food star’s full name was Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmeralda Dickson Wright, The Telegraph reported, quoting Wright who explained, “My parents had great trouble deciding what to call me in the first place, but then they were so delighted they had finally found a name, they got pissed on the way to the church.”

Wright wrote an autobiography called “Spilling the Beans” about her chaotic and unusual life, which covered everything from passing the bar and becoming an attorney to being disbarred. She was open about her struggles with drinking, which started after her mother’s unexpected death. Her father was reportedly an abusive alcoholic, the Telegraph said.

Even years after her show ended, Wright still had many fans who mourned her loss.

Editor's Note: Do You Support Obamacare? Vote in Urgent National Poll

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved