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Harry Towb (27 July 1925 – 24 July 2009) was a Northern Irish actor.

Towb's father was Russian and his mother Irish and he attended the Finiston School and Technical College, Belfast. He then appeared on stage with a touring theatre company in Ireland, in Repertory Theatre in England and in London's West End, where he had a role in the musical adaptation of Bar Mitzvah Boy. He also appeared in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum at the National Theatre in 2004.

He made numerous appearances on UK television including The Avengers, Casualty, The Bill, Minder, Doctor Who and Heartbeat.

His many film appearances included The Blue Max, Above Us the Waves , Patton and Lamb.

In December 2008, Towb appeared in two episodes of the London-based soap opera EastEnders as David, Janine Butcher's fiancee.

Harry Towb died peacefully at his London home after suffering from cancer for a short time. He is survived by his actress wife Diana Hoddinott, daughter Emily, sons Daniel and Joshua and three grandchildren.



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