Jean Alexander

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Jean Alexander
Born
Jean Mavis Hodgkinson

(1926-10-11)11 October 1926
Died14 October 2016(2016-10-14) (aged 90)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active1949–2010
Known forCoronation Street (1962, 1964–1987)
Last of the Summer Wine (1988–1989, 1992–2010)

Jean Mavis Hodgkinson (11 October 1926 – 14 October 2016), known by the stage name Jean Alexander, was a award-winning English actress. She played Hilda Ogden in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 1964 to 1987. She also played Auntie Wainwright in the long-running BBC One sitcom Last of the Summer Wine from 1988 to 1989 and again from 1992 to 2010. She worked as an actress for more than 60 years.

Alexander celebrated her 90th birthday on 11 October 2016, but became ill and died three days later in Southport Hospital.

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