Chili Bouchier, 89, British Stage and Film Actress, is Dead

News   Chili Bouchier, 89, British Stage and Film Actress, is Dead British actress Chili Bouchier, who sang "Broadway Baby" in the London production of Follies and had success in film as Britain's answer to Clara Bow, died Sept. 9 of natural causes, Variety reported.

British actress Chili Bouchier, who sang "Broadway Baby" in the London production of Follies and had success in film as Britain's answer to Clara Bow, died Sept. 9 of natural causes, Variety reported.

In the 1920, she was called "Britain's It Girl" and played numerous films roles, beginning with a part as a bathing beauty in the silent "Shooting Stars" (1927). She married revue star Harry Milton.

Ms. Bouchier appeared in British movies ("Call of the Sea," "The Mad Hatters," "Everything Happens to Me," "Carnival") and earned a Hollywood contract, but left California before making any pictures.

She entertained for Allied troupes during World War II and played London's West End in the hit revival, A Little Bit of Fluff, and performed with Diana Dors in the 1952 West End revue, Rendezvous.

She appeared in a 1975 revival of Harvey with James Stewart and played the spunky ex-chorus girl in London's Follies. Ms. Bouchier had published a memoir, "Shooting Star," and was working on a dramatization of her story, at the time of her death. She died just days before her 90th birthday.

There are no survivors, Variety reported.

-- By Kenneth Jones