|Born:||13 May 1938|
|Died:||22 January 2007 (aged 68)|
Cropper came to prominence in the 1967 television play In Two Minds by David Mercer, which aired as part of the BBC's The Wednesday Play series. . Other television credits include the BBC adaptation of the Dennis Potter play, Schmoedipus, part of the Play for Today series and The Jewel in the Crown.
Cropper was born in Brierfield, Lancashire, the daughter of Margaret, a stage actress and director, and Jack Cropper, a dentist. She was married to the actor William Roache. The marriage ended in divorce in 1974. They had two children, including the actor Linus Roache.