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Denise Nickerson

1 April 1957 to 10 July 2019

An American actress best known for becoming a giant blueberry as Violet Beauregarde in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), Nickerson had made her screen debut in Flipper (1965) before appearing in 71 episodes of Dark Shadows (1968-1970). She most notably joined educational programme The Electric Company (1972-1973) before retiring from acting in 1978.

Read Vanity Fair on Denise Nickerson here.