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Fanny Carby (2nd February, 1925 - 20th September, 2002) had two different roles on Coronation Street: she played expectant mother Mary Hornigold in April 1965, then in November 1987 she took the role of Vera Duckworth's domineering mother, Amy Burton, a role she played into the following March.
Fanny's other credits include two parts in the Street spin-off Pardon the Expression (in the episodes The Little Boy Lost and Rustle of Spring) as well as a long list of television credits from the early 1950s onwards including ITV Play of the Week, BBC Sunday-Night Theatre , Crossroads, Adam Adamant Lives!, Till Death Us Do Part, Q9 with Spike Milligan, Dixon of Dock Green, Curry & Chips , On the Buses, Love Thy Neighbour, Angels, Sykes, Juliet Bravo, The Bill, In Sickness and in Health and Goodnight Sweetheart.
She was a founding member of Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop Group and appeared in their first UK production of Oh What A Lovely War! and the 1969 film of the same show. Other film appearances include Sparrows Can't Sing , The Family Way, How I Won The War, One Brief Summer , The Elephant Man and Mrs Dalloway.