Liz Dawn: A life of drama and laughter

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For more than 30 years, Liz Dawn dallied the strident and skittish Vera Duckworth in ITV soap Coronation Street.

Her turbulent relationship with spouse Jack proved to be one of the Street’s most enduring storylines and Vera became one of Weatherfield’s most popular characters.

The episode featuring Vera’s peaceful demise in 2008 lured more than 12 million viewers.

Coronation Street adept Liz Dawn succumbs

In photos: Vera Duckworth’s good flecks

Co-stars recollect ‘amazing’ actress

Image caption Appearing in Leeds United in 1974

Image caption Vera and screen husband Jack became a famous Coronation Street doubled behave

Image caption She received an MBE in 2000 for her charity act

Image caption She frisked a vivacious guest at the B& B in the Christmas episode of Emmerdale in 2015