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Anita Carey, a star of Doctors and Coronation Street, passed away at age 75 following a breast cancer struggle.

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Anita Carey, an actress from Yorkshire who appeared in Heartbeat and Coronation Street, has away at the age of 75, and tributes have poured in.

Before she passed away, Anita Carey had been battled breast cancer for 13 years.

The History of Mr. Polly, Beryl’s Lot, and The Spoils of War were the actress’s first prominent on-screen appearances in the 1970s.

She later appeared in Coronation Street as domestic abuse victim Brenda Summers.

Anita conducted background study on the topic by speaking with women at a Manchester sanctuary in order to take on the plot.

I’ve done so much comedy on television that I was eager to earn a really meaty dramatic role, she noted at the time.

A significant obstacle was the component’s social relevance. I gave battered wives a lot of thought as a result.

Twenty years later, the actress made a comeback to the soap opera, appearing from 1996 to 1997 as Judy Mallett’s mother, Joyce Smedley, who was portrayed by Gaynor Faye.

As she ran after her dog, she was struck by a car and killed off from the show.

As Vivien March, she joined the Doctors ensemble of the BBC soap serial in 2007.

Her character was the focal point of a rape plot throughout her two years on the show.

She then received the 2009 British Soap Award for Best Dramatic Performance as a result.

Heartbeat, The Bill, Casualty, and Last of the Summer Wine are just a few of the numerous shows in which Anita has acted.

Social media has been filled with condolences for the deceased actress.

“Really sad to hear the news that Anita Carey has passed away,” Cam commented on Twitter. “Classic Corrie fans will remember her as Joyce Smedley, Judy Mallett’s mother from 1996 to 1997.#Corrie.”

Sad news, wrote Father Brown. She gave some amazing performances in @BBCDoctors and was fantastic. #anitacarey.”

Lewis wrote: “Really sad to read about Anita Carey’s passing.

“I watched her on Doctors, and she was outstanding during the story of Vivian’s rape, which deservedly received prizes. a talented actress. RIP.”

“Very sad news about the wonderful Anita Carey,” continued Neil Roberts. A very worthy winner of the @SoapAwards’ Dramatic Performance category. A delight to talk to always. “@BBCDoctors xx,”

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