Northern Ireland

Funeral for Leila Webster, comedienne and singer from Belfast

Doves released at church
Image caption Leila Webster's daughter-in-law Elizabeth Webster (right) and her grandchildren Jamie, Mark and Christopher, release doves in memory of the actress at her memorial service at Mary Magdalene Church of Ireland at Donegall Pass, Belfast

The funeral for Leila Webster, the well-known Belfast actress and comedienne, has taken place.

She died last week at the age of 90. Leila Webster was born in Rutland Street in south Belfast and started singing when she was 10 years old.

Image caption Leila Webster celebrated her 90th birthday in October

Her first public performance was for the armed forces at May Street Church.

During her career, she worked alongside world-famous stars like Bob Hope and Josef Locke. She also worked with Northern Ireland playwright Sam Cree.

She appeared on screen with the actor James Young.

She was cremated on Monday morning and a memorial service was held at Mary Magdalene Church of Ireland at Donegall Pass, Belfast.

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