Fanny Carby

Fanny Carby (2 February 1925 20 September 2002) was a British character actress.[1][2] She had two different roles on Coronation Street: she played Mary Hornigold in 1965, then in 1987 she took the role of Vera Duckworth's domineering mother, Amy Burton, a role she played into the following year.[2] Fanny's other credits include Street spin-off Pardon the Expression, On The Buses, Sykes, The Bill, In Sickness and in Health and Goodnight Sweetheart.[3]

Fanny Carby
Born(1925-02-02)2 February 1925
Died20 September 2002(2002-09-20) (aged 77)
London, UK
Spouse(s)Roderick Horne

On stage, she was a founder member of Joan Littlewood's Theatre Workshop, and appeared in Oh, What a Lovely War in London and on Broadway; and also in its film version, for director Richard Attenborough.[2][4]

Selected screen appearances


  1. "Fanny Carby". BFI.
  2. "Lives in Brief". 27 November 2002 via
  3. "Fanny Carby".
  4. "Fanny Carby – Broadway Cast & Staff - IBDB".

On the Buses as Gladys (1971)

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