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Barbara Knox
MBE
Born
Barbara Brothwood

30 September 1933 (1933-09-30) (age 87)
Oldham, Lancashire, England, Uk
Occupation Actress
Television Coronation Street (1964, 1972-)
Spouse(s) Denis Mullany (m. 1956–1977, divorced)
John Knox (m. 1977–1994, divorced)
Children 3

Barbara Knox MBE (born 30 September 1933), is a British actress. She is known for her portrayal of newsagent Rita Tanner in the television soap opera Coronation Street. She has been a full-time cast member for over 45 years, having appeared for one episode as Rita in 1964, before becoming a regular cast member from 1972 onwards.

On 28 March 2014 it was reported that she had been arrested on suspicion of driving while under the influence of alcohol in her home town of Knutsford, Cheshire. On 4 April Knox was formally charged, and she appeared at Macclesfield Magistrates' Court on 24 April. On 23 January 2015 she changed her plea to guilty. She was banned from driving for a year, as well as being fined £3,000 and £1,750 in costs.

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