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Anne Kirkbride (1954–2015)


Anne Kirkbride was born on June 21, 1954 in Oldham, Lancashire, England. She was an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969) and Deirdre & Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street (2012). She was married to David Beckett. She died on January 19, 2015 in Manchester, England. See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street
Coronation Street Deirdre Barlow / Deirdre Rachid / Deirdre Langton / Deirdre Hunt
(1972-2015)
ITV Sunday Night Theatre
ITV Sunday Night Theatre Player's Girlfriend
(1972)
Wetty Hainthropp Investigates
(1999)

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 1999 Wetty Hainthropp Investigates (TV Short)
Deirdre Rachid (uncredited)
 1972 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series)
Player's Girlfriend
- Another Sunday and Sweet F.A (1972) ... Player's Girlfriend
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Personal Details

Alternate Names:

Ann Kirkbride

Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

[Kirkbride on not having children]: "I had vaguely thought about it over the years ad thought it might happen, but it just never did. It's never been a huge problem. I don't think I've missed anything vital in my life. You see documentaries about women who are absolutely desperate to have a baby but I've never felt like that. I never had that overwhelming need that some women seem to have. I love... See more »

Trivia:

In April 2015, the producers of Coronation Street (1960) announced that Kirkbride's character, Deirdre Barlow, will pass away in the series and be given an onscreen funeral. This occurred on the show in July 2015. See more »

Trademark:

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Nickname:

Annie

Star Sign:

Cancer

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