Lynne Carol



Real name: Lynne Carol
Born: 29 June 1914, Monmouthshire
Married: Bert Palmer (d 1987)
Died: 30 June 1990
Children: Janet


Played: Martha Longhurst (14 December 1960 - 13 May 1964)

Lynne Carol was born in Monmouthshire on 29 June 1914, to an actress mother, Mina Mackinan. She made her stage debut at the age of nine days when she was carried on stage by her mother. Later stage performances followed at the age of three.

Many years in repertory companies and radio shows followed before she made a television debut in the BBC drama The Newcomers.

She made her Coronation Street debut on 14 December 1960 and remained with the series until the character was killed off in 1964.

Lynne continued working on television and stage and played Annie in the 1979 film Yanks.

Lynne married leading Lancashire actor Bert Palmer, who died in 1987 and they lived in Blackpool. Lynne passed away on 30 June 1990 at the age of 76 and was survived by her daughter, Janet.






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