Betty Driver

Betty Driver
1920 - 2011

Betty Driver  British Actress


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Betty Driver passed away on 15th Oct 2011 aged 91.


Betty Driver was previously married to Wally Peterson (1953 - 1959).


British Actress Betty Driver was born Elizabeth Mary Driver on 20th May, 1920 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England and passed away on 15th Oct 2011 Cheadle Cheshire, England aged 91. She is most remembered for Coronation Street. Her zodiac sign is Taurus.

Betty Driver is a member of the following lists: Actresses from Leicestershire, English soap opera actresses and English television actresses.


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First Name Betty
Last Name Driver
Full Name at Birth Elizabeth Mary Driver
Alternative Name The second Gracie Fields
Age 91 (age at death) years
Birthday 20th May, 1920
Birthplace Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died 15th October, 2011
Place of Death Cheadle Cheshire, England
Cause of Death Pneumonia
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Build Average
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Lesbian
Ethnicity White
Nationality British
Occupation Text Actress
Occupation Actress
Claim to Fame Coronation Street
Year(s) Active 1928–2011

Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE (20 May 1920 – 15 October 2011) was an English actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street from 1969 to 2011, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes. She had previously appeared as Mrs Edgley in Coronation Street spin-off Pardon the Expression (1965–1966) opposite Arthur Lowe. Her early career focussed on her as a singer, appearing in musical films such as Boots! Boots! in 1934, opposite George Formby and Penny Paradise in 1938, directed by Carol Reed. She was made an MBE in the 2000 New Year Honours.

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Betty Driver91 TaurusActress
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Annie & Betty's Coronation Street Memories1975Betty TurpinMovie
Pardon the Expression1965Mrs. EdgeleyTV Show
Coronation Street1960Betty TurpinTV Show
Blackpool Show Parade1957Movie
ITV Play of the Week1955Mrs. BullTV Show
Emney Enterprises1954TV Show
Television Christmas Party1952Movie
Facing the Music1941Mary MatthewsMovie
Let's Be Famous1939BettyMovie
Penny Paradise1938Betty HigginsMovie
Boots! Boots!1934BettyMovie
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