Late comedy movie star Sid James didn't deserve his reputation as a lecherous womaniser, his CARRY ON movies co-star LIZ FRAZER insists.
The actress is angry about the continuing myths about South African-born James and particularly a play written about him that recently appeared at London's National Theatre.
Frazer says of James, who died in 1976 aged 62, "I would defend Sid to my dying day.
"It's terrible people die and they say they were this and that. There's no one to defend them and people just believe it.
"They did a play about him at the National Theatre and it was a disgrace. It was as if Sid had his hands up everybody's skirts and that he was nasty, uncouth and horrible. And he wasn't. He was a lovely man.
"He had one affair with Barbara Windsor, but he certainly wasn't a lech."