Anne Cunningham was born on 1st March, 1937 in Leeds. She is an English actress who played Linda Cheveski in Coronation Street occasionally for nearly twenty-four years, making her final appearance on 20th June 1984. The daughter of a travel agent, she was educated at a private school in South Africa and initially trained as a teacher of speech and drama and worked at a secondary modern school in Kent. She continued to act after leaving the programme and co-starred in two series of World of his Own with Roy Kinnear, as well as guest starring in numerous other shows. Her first daughter Philippa from her 1965 marriage to future Street director Darrol Blake is named after her co-star from the programme, Philip Lowrie who was also her godfather. In films Anne has played Ella in Bitter Harvest, Judith in This Sporting Life, and Mam in Man At The Top. She also appeared in Doctor In Clover. On television, she has made appearances in The Avengers and The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin.