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Anne Kirkbride
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Born (1954-06-21)21 June 1954
Died 19 January 2015 (age 60)
Manchester, England
Cause of death Breast cancer
Years active 1971–2014
Spouse(s) David Beckett
(m. 1992–2015, her death)
Parent(s) Jack Kirkbride

Anne Kirkbride (21 June 1954 – 19 January 2015) was an English actress. She was best known for playing Deirdre Barlow in the long-running ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, from 1972 to 2014.

On 19 January 2015, Kirkbride died of breast cancer in a Manchester hospital. She was 60 years old. Before she died, Kirkbride was planning to go back to Coronation Street, but never had the chance to do so.

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