entitled The Enemy Within in 1965, next appearing in an episode of Two in Clover in 1970. At the age of 12, Inman moved with his parents to Blackpool where his mother ran a boarding house, while his father owned a hairdressing business.
He also played in Salad Days at the Windmill Theatre in 1975, and as Lord Fancourt Babberley in Charley's Aunt at the Adelphi Theatre in 1979.
Inman had a small part as Lady Capulet in the film Shakespeare in Love (1998) and appeared in the 1999 French and Saunders Christmas special.
The only other portion of his estate given to another, was a £5,000 bequest to the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund.
The Daily Mail newspaper said at the time that Inman's "estate is believed to be the highest profile will of a gay man in a civil partnership since the ceremonies became legal in 2005".
Inman developed a characteristic limp-wristed mincing walk, Inman reported that four or five members of the group Campaign for Homosexual Equality picketed one of his shows in protest as they believed his persona did not help their cause. Humphries and don't really care whether he's camp or not.
Inman said that "they thought I was over exaggerating the gay character. So far from doing harm to the homosexual image, I feel I might be doing some good".
He also played in many summer shows, and established himself as a dame in pantomime, appearing regularly as one of the two ugly sisters alongside comedian Barry Howard.