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The widow had been making a slow recovery from a prolonged illness, but passed away in her sleep at the Salford Royal Hospital after her condition deteriorated yesterday morning. Sitcom star: Jones played a hotel landlady who clashed with Cilla Black's character in 1975 TV show Cilla Black's Comedy Six.  A memorial service for Jones took place at Salford Cathedral on 25 February 2010. By the early 1930s Jones moved on to Dallas, Texas, and ran her own revue troupe, which performed in Fort Worth.
She was billed as "The Texas Nightingale". The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. She took over the role from actress Patricia Cutts, who, after appearing in only two episodes, was found dead at her London flat in 1974, aged 48. The 50 most beautiful places in the world for 2020 revealed, from the Scottish Highlands to Wyoming and the Great Barrier Reef, Melania looks sensational in $4,500 chain-print Gucci dress as she votes in 77 degree Florida heat where final pre-election poll shows Biden with a narrow lead, Deutsche Bank 'looks for ways to end its relationship with Trump once the election is over after years of negative publicity' stemming from their dealings, Portland BLM protesters armed with Molotov cocktails run riot on Election Eve, torching a Starbucks and spraying walls with 'All Cops Are B*****ds' graffiti, 'Clueless' De Blasio says there's 'no reason' for businesses to board up their windows despite NYPD calling chaos 'inevitable', COVID-positive Americans CAN vote today, CDC says: People who are sick or in quarantine can still go to polls in masks - but should warn election workers if they are ill, Twitter and Facebook censor Trump by slapping warnings on his posts about 'dangerous' SCOTUS decision to allow late mail-in ballots in PA which he says will cause 'violence on the streets', Presidential candidate Kanye West says he's voting for the first time in his life 'for someone I truly trust... me', Kym Marsh gets a makeover as Coronation Street girls pose for glamorous calendar, SPOILER ALERT Bianca loses temper on her wedding day as Ricky invites along her estranged mother, Experts capture 'murder hornet' queens after returning to clear nest, Ivanka Trump praises her father and urges Wisconsins to vote, King of Thailand 'loves' pro-democracy protesters demonstrating, London: Men wield knives at confrontation on Edgware Road, Joe Biden has series of awkward gaffes at rally with Barack Obama, Loyal Golden Retriever reunites with her owners after losing them, Special forces rescue students from Kabul University shooting, Dramatic moment rescuers pull girl from earthquake rubble, Michael Gove gets rules about lockdown sports wrong in Q&A, CCTV appears to show moment man grabbing teenage girl, Florida man protesting Trump gets punched by cops, 'Hoping for second miracle': Kate Garraway on Derek's ICU battle. Biden is finally MOBBED by fans as he writes message on wall of his childhood Scranton home after visiting Beau's grave with wife Jill and two granddaughters, 'Losing is never easy. Margaret "Maggie" Jones (21 June 1934 – 2 December 2009) was an English actress, best known for playing Blanche Hunt in the British soap opera Coronation Street, a role which she first portrayed in 1974 and played regularly from the late 1990s until shortly before her death. She died on December 2, 2009 in Salford, Greater Manchester, England.  Her birth name is sometimes given as Fae Barnes, and her year of birth as 1900, but the researchers Bob Eagle and Eric LeBlanc state that she was born in 1894 and that "Fae Barnes" was a stage name. It has been such a privilege to work with her, and we will miss her dearly.’. Unlikely presidential candidate Kanye West says he's voting for the first time in his life 'for someone I... All eyes on America: How newspapers from around world are reacting to Election Day. Mother Jones. Last night William Roache, who plays Ken Barlow, said of Miss Jones: ‘She was a tower of strength, physically frail but mentally strong as an ox and sharp as someone half her age. Jones stated that she didn't think of her character as funny and that she couldn't play her properly if she did. Maggie Jones - Biography. Jones was widowed in 1999 after 28 years of marriage, when her husband, John Oliver Stansfield, died aged 72.
On Black Swan and Paramount she was billed as Fae (or Faye) Barnes; on Pathé and Columbia she recorded as Maggie Jones.
Jones's funeral was held at St. Peter's Catholic Church in Clerkenwell, London on 15 December 2009. On 18 April 2008, Jones fell, injuring her knee and shoulder at the Manchester hotel in which she stayed while filming Coronation Street. Blanche's trademark withering one-liners and no-nonsense attitude made her a firm favourite of fans of the long-running show. In 2005 and 2008, Jones won the British Soap Award for Best Comedy Performance. She was survived by her sister Joan. Maggie Jones (born March 1894; date of death unknown) was an American blues singer and pianist who recorded thirty-eight songs between 1923 and 1926. Later , she appeared twice in Nearest and Dearest . By Paul Revoir for MailOnline and Georgina Littlejohn for MailOnline Updated: 05:33 EST, 3 December 2009, Maggie Jones, who played Blanche Hunt in Coronation Street, died on Wednesday aged 75.  She relocated to New York in 1922, where she performed in nightclubs. She was taken to hospital in October this year for emergency surgery and did not come out of hospital after that.
During her 10 years on the soap, she won a number of comedy awards for her performances as feisty gossip Blanche in more than 830 episodes.
She was billed as "The Texas Nightingale". Dining with death! We'd all like to be as outspoken as her and have the nerve to say the things she does.'.
US Homeland Security chief says there's no evidence foreign interference has compromised election vote count. You’d be better off buying a boomerang!’, • To her daughter, Deirdre Barlow: ‘You need to learn to enjoy other people’s misfortune; otherwise you’re going to have a very unhappy old age.’, Family: Maggie Jones (right) with her on-screen daughter Deirdre Barlow, played by Anne Kirkbride, and son-in-law Ken, played by William Roache, • To Norris Cole, who has just denounced speed bumps as ‘ugly and unattractive’: ‘So are you, but at least they have some use.’, • Deirdre: ‘If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all.’ Blanche: ‘I think I’ll go home then.’, • To Emily Bishop, who was reminiscing about their childhood and wishing 'I was three again': 'Oh yes.. rickets, TB, rationing, those were the days.'. , Her final appearance as Blanche was broadcast posthumously on 11 December 2009. Margaret Jones (21 June 1934 – 2 December 2009) was an English actress, best known for playing Blanche Hunt in the British soap opera Coronation Street, a role which she first portrayed in 1974 and played regularly from the late-1990s until shortly before her death. asks residents to be patient with election result 'that could take days', Nevada reels in shock at 'senseless' death of McDonald's worker, 16, who was shot dead through drive-thru window by 24-year-old stranger, Moment retired Marine tries to protect his wife but dies in her arms after armed thieves open fire inside jewelry store where they were getting their wedding rings cleaned, American tourist, 25, steals Glock 9mm from Thai gun range and goes on wild shooting spree, taking pot shots at police and locals before dying from bullet to head during stand-off, Harrowing moment eight-year-old girl is shot in the leg by stray bullet while trick-or-treating with her father and younger sister in Manhattan, Is this Air Force's top secret 'Great White Bat' stealth drone?