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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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Known For

Coronation Street
Coronation Street Betty Turpin / Betty Williams
(1969-2012)
Pardon the Expression
Pardon the Expression Mrs. Edgeley / The Hon Mrs Wentworth Brewster
(1965-1966)
Penny Paradise
Penny Paradise Betty Higgins
(1938)
Women of Coronation Street
(1998)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

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.

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Betty Driver MBE

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Personal Quote:

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."

Trivia:

As a young singer she was often likened to Gracie Fields, partly due to her being signed up with the agent sister of Fields' husband Archie Pitt when she was only 14. Despite this, the two only actually first met in the 1960s. See more »

Trademark:

Characters called Betty. See more »

Nickname:

The second Gracie Fields

Star Sign:

Taurus

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