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Elizabeth Dawn (1939–2017)


Sylvia Butterfield MBE, known professionally as Elizabeth Dawn or Liz Dawn, is an English actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera, Coronation Street. First starting on the serial in 1974, she had more of a recurring role as a factory worker until her husband, Jack, (played by William Tarmey) first ... See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street Vera Duckworth / Onlooker / Rovers Customer
(1972-2010)
Village Hall Other Voter
(1974)
Z Cars Rose
(1978)

Filmography

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 2015 Emmerdale Farm (TV Series)
Mrs. Winterbottom
- Episode #1.7382 (2015) ... Mrs. Winterbottom
- Episode #1.7381 (2015) ... Mrs. Winterbottom
 1972-2010 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Vera Duckworth / Rovers Customer / Onlooker
- Episode #1.7464 (2010) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6732 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6731 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6730 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
- Episode #1.6728 (2008) ... Vera Duckworth
 1997 Coronation Street: Viva Las Vegas! (Video)
Vera Duckworth
 1990 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Vera Duckworth
- Telethon '90 (1990) ... Vera Duckworth
 1979 All Day on the Sands (TV Movie)
Derek's Mother
 1978 Oh No, It's Selwyn Froggitt (TV Series)
Mavis
- I've Gotta Jockey (1978) ... Mavis
 1978 Z Cars (TV Series)
Rose
- Fat Freddie B.A. (1978) ... Rose
 1977 Larry Grayson (TV Series)
Dot
- Episode #2.1 (1977) ... Dot
 1976 Sez Les (TV Series)
 1975-1976 The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club (TV Series)
Bar Staff / Waitress
- Episode #5.7 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- Episode #5.6 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- Episode #5.5 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- National Club Acts Awards (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
- Episode #5.3 (1976) ... Bar Staff / Waitress (uncredited)
 1976 Open All Hours (TV Series)
Woman Outside Shop
- Well Catered Funeral (1976) ... Woman Outside Shop (uncredited)
 1975 Greenhill Pals (TV Movie)
May
 1972-1975 Crown Court (TV Series)
Warder / Bedelia Conroy / Female Officer / ...
- Never on Saturdays, Never on Sundays: Part 1 (1975) ... Female Officer (uncredited)
- A Case of Murder: Part 3 (1974) ... Warder (uncredited)
- Mrs. Moresby's Scrapbook: Part 3 (1973) ... Warder (uncredited)
 1975 Daft As a Brush (TV Movie)
Mrs. Higgins
 1973-1975 Play for Today (TV Series)
Canteen Lady / Striker / Mrs. Warboys / ...
- Sunset Across the Bay (1975) ... Canteen Lady
- Leeds - United! (1974) ... Striker
- Speech Day (1973) ... Mrs. Warboys
- Kisses at Fifty (1973) ... Enid
 1974 Sam (TV Series)
Sylvia Brightside
- Half a Loaf (1974) ... Sylvia Brightside
 1974 Village Hall (TV Series)
Other Voter
- Mr. Ellis Versus the People (1974) ... Other Voter
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Personal Details

Other Works:

EMI single release with Joe Longthorne of 'Passing Strangers' reached No 34 in charts December 1994

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Liz Dawn | Elizabeth Dawn MBE | Liz Dawn MBE

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Trivia:

Was diagnosed with depression in 1984 after separating from husband Don following the revelation of an extramarital affair that Dawn had had. This resulted in her becoming an alcoholic, but she beat the illness in 2000. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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