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Betty Driver (1920–2011)

Betty Driver was born on May 20, 1920 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England as Elizabeth Mary Driver. She was an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Pardon the Expression (1965) and Penny Paradise (1938). She was married to Wally Peterson. She died on October 15, 2011 in Cheadle, Cheshire, England. See full bio »

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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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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."


Became a huge name during World War II via Henry Hall's popular BBC Radio show, touring Europe - in a Captain's uniform - with him to entertain troops. She claimed the greatest achievement of her life was successfully engaging depressed UK soldiers in song at a German delousing camp. See more »


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The second Gracie Fields

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