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Date of Birth 7 April 1931Rotherham, Yorkshire, England, UK
Date of Death 24 March 2006Rotherham, South Yorkshire, England, UK  (complications from a stroke)
Birth NameJean Dudley
Nickname Little Miss Dynamite

Mini Bio (1)

Lynne Perrie (7 April 1931 - 24 March 2006) was a Yorkshire based actress and singer.

Known as ''Little Miss Dynamite'', due to her vibrant personality, Perrie performed her cabaret act in clubs all around Britain, and in France, Germany, South Africa and the United States throughout the 1960s. In 1964, she appeared as a regular support act for the Beatles, and appeared on the same bill as other emerging stars like Sacha Distel and the Rolling Stones. She also performed eight times at London's Royal Albert Hall. On television, she made appearances on various television variety programmes, including ITV's ''Stars and Garters''.

In 1970, she won critical acclaim for her debut acting role as the neglectful mother in Ken Loach's award-winning film ''Kes''. This led to various television roles, including Mrs. Petty in the ITV comedy series ''Queenie's Castle'' (1970-1972), starring Diana Dors.

Perrie is best remembered for playing Ivy Tilsley (later Brennan) in the UK's flagship soap opera ''Coronation Street'', in which she appeared from 1971-1994.

After she left the ''Street'', Perrie returned to the stage with a new cabaret act and published her best-selling autobiography ''Secrets Of The Street'', appearing on many popular television chat shows to promote it.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: JTM

Spouse (1)

Derrick Barksby (1950 - 24 March 2006) (her death) (1 child)

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Sister of Duggie Brown.
In 2001, Lynne was re-admitted to hospital, once again in serious ill-health, reportedly with heart problems.
Following her departure, Perrie released her biography entitled 'Secrets of the Street', a book which contained candid admission of a string of affairs while married, an alcohol addiction, and the revelation that her son was suffering from the Aids virus. She also appeared in a soft-porn video and became the darling of the chat show circuit before fading into obscurity.
Yorkshire born entertainer who began as a cabaret singer in the tough working-men's clubs of northern England before landing a string of minor roles in established television serials and eventually achieving stardom with a lead in the acclaimed film, Kes (1969).
In 1994, Perrie was written out of the top-rated soap under something of a cloud. She maintained that few plot lines and infrequent appearances had eroded the essence of her character and she had therefore elected to leave the series voluntarily. The UK press, however, speculated that she had been dismissed from the programme due to the effects of cosmetic surgery to her face.
At the height of her fame, she suffered a heart attack. Ironically, while undergoing subsequent surgery for a replacement heart valve, actor Peter Dudley, who played her on-screen husband, was admitted to the same hospital and pronounced dead following a stroke.
Best known as Ivy Brennan (nee Tilsley), a role she played continuously in Coronation Street (1960) for fifteen years from 1979.
One son, Stephen)

Personal Quotes (1)

Kes undoubtedly made me because I never had to do another audition after that. I got roles in a string of TV plays including Crown Court, Slattery's Mounted Foot, Queenie's Castle, Follyfoot, The Intruder and Leeds United, where I starred as a shop steward. It even helped me land the part of Ivy in Coronation Street.

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