Corrie’s Jean Alexander dies 32 years after Hove-born on-screen husband passed away.

Posted On 15 Oct 2016 at 12:38 am

Jean Alexander, known to millions as Hilda Ogden in the long-running soap opera Coronation Street, has passed away aged 90. 

The actress died in Southport today (Friday 14 October).

She played one half of the down-trodden, forever skint Ogdens from 1964-87.

Her on-screen husband Stan was played by Bernard Youens who was born in Hove and attended Connaught Road school. 

He passed away in 1984. Ms Alexander continued in the soap after his death until her exit. 

She later played Auntie Wainwright in Last of The Summer Wine. 

  1. Valerie Paynter Reply

    Blue plaque!!! Stan Ogden’s GOT to have a blue plaque on Connaught School!!

  2. Tim Hodges Reply

    And a bus Valerie. Surely!

  3. Al Bion-Street Reply

    This is possibly the most tenuous “local interest” angle yet attempted by B&H News: Tim Hodges, take a bow!

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