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Not siblings!

June 20th, 2020 · Posted by Skuds in Life · No Comments · Life

I have been watching a DVD box set of the 80s TV show Shelley. I found myself wondering what Josephine Tewson, the actress who played the landlady, Mrs. Hawkins, went on to do, so I looked her up. It turns out she did quite a lot that I had not seen and also was in Keeping Up Appearances where she was Hyacinth Bucket’s neighbour, but I had not recognised her.

Anyway, there is one strange thing about her. It says on her Wikipedia page that she had been rumoured to be John Inman’s cousin, but denied that. Inman’s Wikipedia page says the same thing. But if you Google either of them it gets weird. Google Josephine Tewson and the info box lists things like spouse, films, birthplace, etc. but also says “Sibling: John Inman”

If you Google John Inman, his info box lists Josephine Tewson as a sibling.

At least Google is being consistent, even if it is wrong. Not sure how a (denied) rumour about them being cousins turns into a categorical statement of them being siblings, especially when the other biographical details show them being born in very different places, to very different parents in very different circumstances. They did play the parts of half-brother and sister in a TV show but surely even Google knows the difference between fiction and reality!

I know Wikipedia has its detractors, but at least when it states facts it includes references you can look up, even if we hardly ever do.

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