Jean Alexander

Jean Alexander

90 (passed away Oct. 14th, 2016)
Feb. 24th, 1926
Born in
Toxteth, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK

Jean Alexander's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Last of the Summer Wine (UK) TV Show
Last of the Summer Wine (UK)
Coronation Street Family Album (UK) TV Show
Coronation Street Family Album (UK)
Rich Tea And Sympathy (UK) TV Show
Rich Tea And Sympathy (UK)
The Phoenix and the Carpet (UK) TV Show
The Phoenix and the Carpet (UK)

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Jean Mavis Hodgkinson[1] (11 October 1926 – 14 October 2016), known by the stage name Jean Alexander, was a British television actress. She was best known to British television viewers as Hilda Ogden in the soap opera Coronation Street, a role she played from 1964 until 1987, and also as Auntie Wainwright in the long-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine from 1988 to 2010. For her role in Coronation Street she received a 1987 BAFTA TV Award nomination for Best Actress.

  • Best known for her long-running role on the British soap, _"Coronation Street" (1960)_ (qv), as Hilda Ogden. Lord 'Laurence Olivier' (qv) formed a fan club in honor of Hilda Ogden.
  • She was awarded the Royal Television Society Award in 1985 for her role on "Coronation Street."
  • She was voted "Greatest Soap Opera Star of All Time" in the UK TV Times in September 2005.
  • Attended the 2005 British Soap Awards to present a lifetime achievement award to 'June Brown' (qv). When she appeared on the stage she received rapturous applause and a standing ovation from the audience.

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