How Did Leslie Phillips’ Ex-Wife Penelope Bartley Die? The inside story

Penelope Bartley, originally known as Noel Penelope Bartley was born on December 22, 1925, in Hendon, Middlesex, England. 

Penelope Bartley was an actress who appeared in ITV Play of the Week (1955), Quinneys (1948), and The Big Chance (all for ITV) (1957).

Leslie Phillips was her husband. 

How did Leslie Philips’ Ex-Wife Penelope Bartley Die?

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Leslie Philips was on tour in Australia in 1981 when he received a report that his first wife, Penelope Bartley, had died in a fire.

Leslie Phillips chose to stay in the production rather than attend her burial. Leslie Philips family has never forgiven him for this decision, he has admitted.