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Neighbours' Mrs Mangel, actress Vivean Gray, passes away at age of 92

By Sherna Noah

Published 30/07/2016

Soap legend: Vivean Gray
Soap legend: Vivean Gray

Vivean Gray - the British-born actress who played meddlesome Neighbours character Nell Mangel - has died at the age of 92.

Gray was best known for her role in the Australian soap, but also played gossipy neighbour Ida Jessup in The Sullivans.

She landed her most famous role, as busybody Mrs Mangel in Neighbours, in 1986.

The actress became an overnight star in the soap but her role was so convincing that she received abuse from viewers, and decided to leave Neighbours after two years.

Neighbours executive producer Jason Herbison said: “She was a true soap legend and we thank her for all the wonderful memories she gave us.”

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