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Arthur Leslie (Full name: Arthur Leslie Broughton) (? ?, 1901 - 30th June, 1970) was a British actor who was born in Newark, Nottighamshire but who moved to Lancashire at an early age. His first job was in 1916 at the Old Queen's Theatre in Farnworth after which he was with the Terrence Conlin Players in Northwich. In the First World War he served on the North Atlantic Convoys and met his wife Betty Morton in repertory, married her in 1925 and they had a son, Anthony Broughton, who also became an actor. He earned his greatest fame playing genial Rovers Return Inn landlord Jack Walker on Coronation Street from 1960 to 1970. He debuted on the programme in the second episode, and remained a fixture on the Street until his death from a sudden heart attack in June 1970.

Well-loved by Street audiences and his fellow cast members, Arthur's character Jack was quietly written out of the programme only a few weeks after his unexpected passing. Upon the actor's death, fellow cast members paid the following tributes - Violet Carson: "He was a loyal friend and a great professional."; Doris Speed: "The qualities of sweetness and kindness in Jack Walker came in fact from Arthur Leslie himself." and Patricia Phoenix: "We all just loved him. He was the most loved man on both the inside and outside of the studio."


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