Born: Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, UK
Doreen Sloane (24 February 1934 in Birkenhead – 8 April 1990 in Liverpool) was an English actress, best known for playing Annabelle Collins, one of the original characters in the soap opera Brookside on Channel 4. She trained at the Elliott Clarke Theatre School in Liverpool and appeared in repertory theatres before being cast in the first of four roles in Coronation Street. Sloane also appeared in the films Yanks and Chariots of Fire. Other TV appearances include Nearest and Dearest, Last of the Summer Wine and How We Used To Live and in the soap operas Coronation Street and Emmerdale. She died of cancer at the age of 56. The final scenes she recorded for Brookside went to air after her death.
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