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    • Rolandtheroadie
    • By Rolandtheroadie 14th Oct 16, 11:48 PM
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    Hilda's off to meet Stan
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:48 PM
    Hilda's off to meet Stan 14th Oct 16 at 11:48 PM
    Not normally one to post or react to celebrity deaths, but RIP Jean Alexander.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 14th Oct 16, 11:58 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:58 PM
    Oh how sad. RIP.

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    • minimad1970
    • By minimad1970 14th Oct 16, 11:59 PM
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    • 14th Oct 16, 11:59 PM
    That's sad news, but to be honest I thought she was already dead
    • Mrs Bones
    • By Mrs Bones 15th Oct 16, 12:12 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:12 AM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:12 AM
    R.I.P and thanks for the laughs.

    In Last of the Summer Wine



    and in Corrie (along side a few tears)
    Farewell to a great character actress.

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    • tommix
    • By tommix 15th Oct 16, 12:28 AM
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    RIP Chuck..

    • usefulmale
    • By usefulmale 15th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
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    • #6
    • 15th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
    RIP Jean Alexander
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    • 15th Oct 16, 8:32 AM
    That scene where she opens Stans spectacle case after his death is still powerful today. We will not see her like again.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3839036/Coronation-Street-actress-Jean-Alexander-dies-aged-90-Star-played-Hilda-Ogden-passes-away-hospital-three-days-celebrating-milestone-birthday.html

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXhp1J0Usng
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    • pondskater
    • By pondskater 15th Oct 16, 9:05 AM
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    Great actress, loved her in Last of the Summer Wine too... RIP
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    • effervescing elephant
    • By effervescing elephant 15th Oct 16, 12:00 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 12:00 PM
    That's sad news, but to be honest I thought she was already dead
    Originally posted by minimad1970
    She was rumoured to have died several times, when she was in fact still alive!
    • Tigsteroonie
    • By Tigsteroonie 15th Oct 16, 2:43 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 2:43 PM
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    • 15th Oct 16, 2:43 PM
    Has Corrie ever killed off her character? I remember that she left to go and be a housekeeper to her doctor friend. It would be lovely if we saw Kevin Webster or Rita Sullivan go off to Hilda's funeral ...
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    • codger
    • By codger 15th Oct 16, 4:14 PM
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    Jean was, absolutely, one of the best, an actress with a special comedic talent that seeped through but briefly in Coronation Street but was then snuffed out when the series passed its 10th birthday and plunged into the doldrums.

    Enter, then, director / producer Bill Podmore, who arrived in Manchester (well, Salford, actually, given Granada's location just south of Deansgate) with an uncanny knack of knowing what works in TV and what doesn't. Poddy said life may very well be about ups and downs but fer Gawd's sakes, audiences don't tune in for the downs. Where there's Northern grit there's also Northern laughter. So let's have some.

    Though all "his" cast adored him, three in particular were grateful for his arrival; Jean, who knew exactly how to immortalise Hilda as a character of endearing, vulnerable, daftness; Geoffrey Hughes, a previously unsuspected master of comic timing as Eddie Yates and, later, an essayer of perpetual comic frustration in Yorkshire TV's Heartbeat; and Bernard Youens, whose cut-glass English accent could never have been suspected from his seemingly ingrained Mancunian gruffness as Hilda's husband, Stan.

    That unlikely quartet -- Jean, Geoff, Bernard and Poddy -- were in their special way as much integral to the Street's ratings domination in the 70s as Violet Carson and Pat Phoenix were to its astonishing popularity in the 60s. And all owed a debt of gratitude to the exceptional talents of writer John Stevenson.

    With Jean's death, that quartet is now just a memory, and though my closest friend was the much-missed Bill Podmore, I nevertheless remember the others with great fondness -- and remember, too, the real-life friendship of Jean and Bernard, a fact which, though unknown to audiences, made her performance in the episode about Stan's death almost unbearable in its controlled, not contrived, hurting rawness.

    Thanks, then, to Usefulmale at post #6 for the reminder of that, to everyone else on here who has been good enough to speak so kindly of Jean, and especially to tommix at post #5 who really couldn't have put it better:

    RIP, chuck. (Oh, and don't forget to look at that muriel on't back of St Peter's gate: could do with a proper dusting.)
    • libra10
    • By libra10 15th Oct 16, 4:57 PM
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    Well said codger, 'Hilda' will be sadly missed.
    • Quasar
    • By Quasar 15th Oct 16, 5:25 PM
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    I remember her as avaricious Aunty Wainwright in Last of the Summer Wine. RIP Jean, and thanks for all the laughs.
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    • colinw
    • By colinw 15th Oct 16, 5:38 PM
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    I just saw some clips of Hilda on The News. She really was a class actress and a very cultured woman apparently. A reminder of how good Coronation Street used to be as well.
    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 15th Oct 16, 6:21 PM
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    I was very sad to hear of her death - I hope it was peaceful. I grew up with Hilda and Stan on TV every Monday and Wednesday, and they brought laughter and tears. They were a very talented couple, and no one has ever come close to replacing them.

    RIP Jean x
    • prosaver
    • By prosaver 15th Oct 16, 7:58 PM
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    best part ..women stan ...women

    or at the end when he goes....shut up
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    • By prosaver 15th Oct 16, 8:11 PM
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    just found this ..the washing story...
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    • Running Horse
    • By Running Horse 16th Oct 16, 10:35 AM
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    Just about the only soap opera celeb I could ever imagine mourning.
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    • Jamie11
    • By Jamie11 17th Oct 16, 11:16 AM
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    Goodbye Hilda.
    Or Jean Alexander as she was known elsewhere.

    A truly superb actress over many years. RIP

    • Head The Ball
    • By Head The Ball 17th Oct 16, 1:20 PM
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    Farewell Chuck.

    We loved watching you over many years in Coronation Street.

    A true TV soap legend who will be missed by many.

    RIP
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    • mattytun
    • By mattytun 17th Oct 16, 5:58 PM
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    She was one of the best............RIP
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