Lizzie Wood abandons her nursing career for the bright lights of London's West End
Melody Sachs was born in Newcastle. As a child, she appeared regularly in pantomime at the Theatre Royal. At 18 Melody moved to London where she spent time in West End cabaret and in provincial repertory theatres.
In 1960, she married the actor and writer, Andrew Sachs, and they have three children. Melody wrote short stories and sketches and for the BBC.
Melody went on to study antique textiles and design and opened her first shop in the eighties in Hampstead, specialising in wedding gowns. Her creations frequently featured in Tatler, Brides and Wedding magazines.
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