By Dan Snierson
Updated July 01, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Mollie Sugden, an accomplished British comedic actress best known for playing saleswoman Mrs. Slocombe on the hit BBC series Are You Being Served?, died today after a long illness, reports the Guardian. She was 86. Sugden, who reprised her Served role in Grace & Favour, also starred in such series as That’s My Boy and My Husband and I.