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Barbara Young

9 February 1936 to 27 April 2023

A British actress, who starred in Coronation Street as four different characters over as many decades, namely as Betty Ridgeway (1961), Dorothy Stockwell (1982), Barbara Platt (1991) and Doreen Fenwick (2007). Outside of the ITV soap, Barbara Young’s other major recurring role was on Family Affairs (1999-2005). She also starred in an array of television series, including Homicide (1966), War & Peace (1972), Crown Court (1973), I, Claudius (1976), The Good Companions (1980-1981), Sleepers (1991), Lovejoy (1993), The Bill (1986, 1993, 1996), Midsommer Murders (1997, 2006), Last of the Summer Wine (2008-2010) and Hollyoaks (2012). Her last credit was for the feature film The Keeper (2018).

Read Barbara Young's Guardian obituary

Read Barbara Young's Telegraph obituary