ACTRESS Dor Bryan will be remembered with a blue plaque.

The film star is to be commemorated with the ceramic sign on the building that held a special significance to her as a hotel.

The stage and screen star, who was in television shows Last Of The Summer Wine and Absolutely Fabulous as well as the St Trinian’s films spent part of her life at Clarges Hotel in Marine Parade, Brighton.

Mrs Bryan lived at Clarges from the mid-1970s until shortly before she died last summer, aged 91.

The Max Miller Appreciation Society (MMAS) has raised the £1,200 needed for the plaque through donors who remember her.

Josephine Blake, who handled donations for the MMAS, said: "We thought it a great idea, with the blessing of Dora's family, to ask for donations with the help of our president, the comedian Roy Hudd.

"She was such an adorable person and so well known."

The MMAS raised the money for a Max Miller statue, which Mrs Bryan contributed to and attended the unveiling of.

The seafront building that was Clarges is now a block of flats, which is Grade II-listed.

Daniel Lawton, Mrs Bryan's oldest son, now 56, said: "I was surprised that so many generous people came forward and knew her.

"I wasn't expecting it so quickly.

"It's a really nice thing to do.

"Her name is on a bus, too, so I'm really happy about it.

"She was a real character around the Kemp Town area and its nice to have something to remember her by."

Mr Lawton lived in the 60-bed hotel himself for a while but now lives a couple of roads away from it.

"It was a nice place to live on the seafront," he said.

Any extra funds that come forward now that the plaque costs have been covered will be given to the local Alzheimers' Society in Dora's name - a wish of her two sons, William and Daniel.

The MMAS has permission from the managing agents of the building and now need to apply for listed building consent.

The next steps are to make the plaque and organise an unveiling ceremony.

The MMAS said that Mr Hudd has agreed to come down from his home in Suffolk to unveil the plaque.

An exhibition showcasing the life of Dora Bryan continues to run at The Grange in Rottingdean.