Anna Cropper

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Anna Cropper
Anna Roache

13 May 1938 (1938-05-13)
Died22 January 2007 (2007-01-23) (aged 68)
Other namesAnna Roache
Years active1960—1999
William Roache (m. 1961–1974)
ChildrenLinus Roache
Vanya Roache

Anna Cropper (née Roache; 13 May 1938 — 22 January 2007) was an English actress. She was best known for playing Joan Akers in Coronation Street.

Early life[change | change source]

Cropper was born in Brierfield, Lancashire. She was the daughter of stage actress and director Margaret Cropper and dentist Jack Cropper.

Personal life[change | change source]

In 1961, she was married to the Coronation Street actor William Roache. The marriage ended in divorce in 1974. They had two children, son Linus Roache and daughter Vanya. Vanya died on 2 March 2018 aged 50.

Death[change | change source]

Cropper died suddenly at her home in Tangmere, West Sussex on January 2007 at 68. [1][2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Anna Cropper". The Independent. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
  2. "Tributes to screen star Anna". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 21 August 2020.

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