Chichester is mourning its Pearl with the passing of actress, author and artist Pearl Goodman at the age of 98. The widow of distinguished Chichester artist David Goodman, Pearl was proud to be a Chichester girl through and through – and was the author of two successful memoirs about growing up in the city, String of Pearls and More Pearls.Following in her husband’s footsteps, Pearl held her first art exhibition two years ago – at the age of 96. She started painting to help her recover from cancer and subsequent depression.Pearl’s daughter, the former actress Julia Goodman said: “I am devastated and cannot believe that vibrant funny talented women has gone. I really believed she would be here forever.”Pearl joined Joan Littlewood at 19 and helped to co-found the famous Theatre Workshop, singing with Euan McColl (father of Kirsty) and many actors later to become famous.Pearl married and had three girls. She joined the Chichester Players and took part … [Read more...] about Chichester loses its Pearl with the passing of actress, writer and artist Pearl Goodman, aged 98.