British actress (1938-2007)
Anna Cropper (née Roache; 13 May 1938 — 22 January 2007) was an English actress. She was best known for playing Joan Akers in Coronation Street.
13 May 1938
Brierfield, Lancashire, England
|Died||22 January 2007 (aged 68)|
Tangmere, West Sussex, England
|Other names||Anna Roache|
William Roache (m. 1961–1974)(divorced)
|Children||Linus Roache |
Cropper was born in Brierfield, Lancashire. She was the daughter of stage actress and director Margaret Cropper and dentist Jack Cropper.
In 1961, she was married to the Coronation Street actor William Roache. The marriage ended in divorce in 1974. They had two children, son Linus Roache and daughter Vanya. Vanya died on 2 March 2018 aged 50.
Cropper died suddenly at her home in Tangmere, West Sussex on January 2007 at 68. 
- ↑ "Anna Cropper". The Independent. 2 February 2007. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- ↑ "Tributes to screen star Anna". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 21 August 2020.
- Anna Cropper on IMDb