Katherine Patricia Routledge, CBE (born 17 February 1929), is an English actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Hyacinth Bucket in the British television series Keeping Up Appearances, which ran from 1990 to 1995.
"People have always pitied spinsters. We have been derided, as if we had missed out on life. Well, we need not miss out on anything today!"
"I just went to do good work with good people in good places. And as for retirement, I can hardly spell the word. I'm driven, really. The demons won't lie down."
"When I approach the pearly gates, I'd like to hear a champagne cork popping, an orchestra tuning up, and the sound of my mother laughing."
|Full Name at Birth||Katherine Patricia Routledge|
|Other Names||Old GirlPat|
|Date of Birth||February 17, 1929|
|Birthplace||Birkenhead, Cheshire, England|
|Height||5' 5" (165 cm)|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Mersey Park Primary SchoolBirkenhead High School|
|University||University of Liverpool|
|Claim to Fame||Keeping Up Appearances|