She performed in the revue, "Variety," at the London Coliseum in London, England with Henry Hall and his Orchestra, Ali Bey, The Great Arabian Wizard, Webster Booth and Anne Ziegler, Peter Cavanagh, and Billy Russell in the cast.
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Betty Driver MBE
5' 7" (1.7 m)
Did You Know?
On being honoured with an M.B.E. in the 2000 Queen's Millennium Honours List: "I am thrilled beyond all means, it is wonderful, I am really excited and nervous at the same time."
Had practically given up show-business to run a pub in Whaley Bridge, near Manchester, with her father and sister when H.V. Kershaw
asked her to join the cast of Coronation Street
(1960) in 1969. As Betty Turpin/Williams, her character's trademark "Betty's Hotpot" dish would become a fixture of the Rovers Return menu and a legendary feature of the soap.
Characters called Betty.
The second Gracie Fields