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Betty Astell (1912–2005)

Betty Astell was born on May 23, 1912 in Brondesbury, London, England as Elizabeth Astell. She was an actress and writer, known for Strictly Illegal (1935), Magpie Masquerade (1949) and A Piece of Cake (1948). She was married to Cyril Fletcher. She died on July 27, 2005 in St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands, UK. See full bio »

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Known For

Strictly Illegal Mrs. Bill
A Piece of Cake Betty Clarke
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 1959 The Cyril Fletcher Show (TV Series)
- Episode #1.6 (1959)
- Episode #1.5 (1959)
- Episode #1.4 (1959)
- Episode #1.3 (1959)
- Episode #1.2 (1959)
 1950 Fletcher's Fair (TV Movie)
 1949 Magpie Masquerade (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (1949)
- Episode #1.2 (1949)
- Episode #1.1 (1949)
 1949 Kaleidoscope (TV Series)
Actress in The Lodger segment / Actress in Football segment
- Episode #3.11 (1949) ... Actress in Football segment
- Episode #3.10 (1949) ... Actress in The Lodger segment
- Episode #3.9 (1949) ... Actress in The Lodger segment
 1948 A Piece of Cake
Betty Clarke
 1948 The Magpies (TV Movie)
 1939 The Mysterious Mr. Reeder
 1937 Behind Your Back
Gwen Bingham
 1936 Jack of All Trades
Dancer (uncredited)
 1936 Sunshine Ahead
The Girl
 1936 A Wife or Two
Mary Hamilton
 1936 The Vandergilt Diamond Mystery
Mary (as Elizabeth Astell)
 1935 Strictly Illegal
Mrs. Bill
 1935 That's My Uncle
 1934 Josser on the Farm
 1934 The Life of the Party
Blanche Hopkins
 1934 The Man I Want
Prue Darrell
 1934 Flat Number Three
 1934 On the Air
 1933 I'll Stick to You
Pauline Mason
 1933 Strike It Rich
Janet Wells
 1933 The Medicine Man
A Patient
 1933 This Is the Life
Edna Wynne
 1933 Great Stuff
Vera Montgomery
 1933 The Stickpin (Short)
Eve Marshall
 1933 Cleaning Up
Marian Brent
 1933 The Lost Chord
 1933 That's My Wife
Lillian Harbottle
 1932 Double Dealing
 1931 Stamboul
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1928 Lead, Kindly Light (Short)
Show Show Writer (5 credits)
Show Show Music department (3 credits)
Show Show Self (6 credits)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in John Galsworthy's play, "Escape," at the Ambassadors Theatre in London, England with Leon M. Lion, Nicholas Hannen, Ursula Jeans, Frank Freeman, Molly Kerr, Phyllis Konstam, Ann Codrington, Margaret Halstan, Ethel Manning, Paul Gill, Stafford Hilliard, and Auston Trevor in the cast.

Alternate Names:

Elizabeth Astell


5' 2½" (1.59 m)


Cyril Fletcher  (his death)  (1 child)

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