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Coronation Street’s first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91 – BBC News

ITV/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK

Actress Doreen Keogh, who played the first Coronation Street barmaid, has died aged 91.

Keogh pulled Rovers Returns’ first pints as Concepta Riley, starring in the soap in the 1960s and 70s.

The Irish star also had recurring roles in Cold Feet, Father Ted and the Royle Family.

ITV Studios’ creative director John Whiston said…

via Coronation Street’s first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91 – BBC News

2 comments on “Coronation Street’s first barmaid Doreen Keogh dies at 91 – BBC News

  1. wavingatwales
    01/03/2018

    I can still clearly remember the very first Corrie episode. My mother disliked it as she was a Londoner and didn’t like the accents (dad was from Liverpool!)
    RIP Doreen Thanks for the memories.

  2. beetleypete
    01/03/2018

    Like wavingatwales, I can still remember the first episodes. The grimy streets, fuzzy camera-work, and in black and white of course. Who knew that it would lead to the execrable ‘The Only Way Is Essex’, all those years later? 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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