Bernard Cribbin outlived his sisters but eventually died on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 93. Get a closer look inside his personal life, including his siblings and wife.
Cribbins was an English acting legend and singer who is known for his remarkable professional accomplishments, such as narrating The Wombles and appearing in the films "The Railway Children," "60s music Right Said Fred" "Fawlty Towers," and "Doctor Who."
The actor, who had a seven-decade career in the television industry, found national fame and became well-known in "The Railway Children."
Sadly, the legendary actor Cribbins died on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 93. He lived for a significant portion of his life. As a result, he may have developed a severe illness before dying due to his advanced age.
Moreover, his agent announced his death in a statement, praising his long career and contributions to children's television.
Did Bernard Cribbins Have A Brother? His Sisters Veronica And Kathleen
Bernard Cribbins didn't have a brother, but he was fortunate to have three sisters: Veronica, Kathleen, and Barbara.
Veronica, his older sister, was born in 1927, and Kathleen and Barbara, his younger sisters, were born in 1935 and 1944, respectively. However, by 2022, both of his siblings have passed away.
The late actor Bernard reportedly grew up with his siblings close to poverty, but little else is known about his family. His father, according to him, was a "jack of all trades" who dabbled in acting.
Moreover, Bernard was born to his parents, John Edward Cribbins (father) and Ethel Clarkson (mother). His mother, Ethel, was a cotton weaver born in 1898 and passed away in 1989. While John, his father, was born in 1896 and died in 1964.
Is Bernard Cribbins Wife Gillian Still Alive?
Sadly, Bernard Cribbins' wife Gillian Cribbins passed away less than a year before her husband's death.
The actor served an apprenticeship at the Oldham Repertory Theatre, where he met Gillian, his wife of 66 years.
They tied the knot in 1955 and remained together until Gillian McBarnet passed away on October 11, 2021. Gillian was also an aspiring actress.
The couple shared a home in Weybridge, Surrey, celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary with style and were deeply committed to one another.
According to her IMDB profile, Gillian was an actress who appeared in the 2012 movie "Run for Your Wife." She was born in Chelsea, London, in 1932.
But despite being an aspiring actress, she only has this one acting credit and doesn't seem to have led a very public life.
Although Bernard and Gillian were married for a long time and had a good relationship, they never had any children.
The actor stated in an interview with The Mirror in 2018 that he and his wife could not have children, but he did not elaborate. The only time they came close to it, he revealed, was when they had a miscarriage reasonably early in their marriage.
Furthermore, the 93-year-old loved working with kids and was a regular reader on the BBC series "Jackanory," the narrator of the children's show "The Wombles," and the star of the CBeebies production "Old Jack's Boat."