Today’s Video Showcase is dedicated to Dame Shirley’s mother Mrs. Eliza Jane Mendi. She encouraged her daughter to step into show business and they had a very good relationship. Mrs. Mendi passed away in 1981 at the age of 80.
As a small bonus for this blog we managed to get our hands on the original script from the 1993 episode of This Is Your Life that Dame Shirley was on. Read below a hilarious part about Dame Shirley and the US Navy that unfortunately was edited out of the show!