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Betty Driver (1920–2011)


Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street (1960) 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-... See full bio »

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Known For

Coronation Street Betty Turpin / Betty Williams
(1969-2012)
Pardon the Expression Mrs. Edgeley / The Hon Mrs Wentworth Brewster
(1965-1966)
Penny Paradise Betty Higgins
(1938)
(1934)

Filmography

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 1969-2011 Coronation Street (TV Series)
Betty Turpin / Betty Williams
- Episode #1.7610 (2011) ... Betty Williams
- Episode #1.7597 (2011) ... Betty Williams
- Episode #1.7590 (2011) ... Betty Williams
- Episode #1.7578 (2011) ... Betty Williams
- Episode #1.7579 (2011) ... Betty Williams
 1998 Women of Coronation Street (Video)
Betty Williams
 1990 ITV Telethon (TV Series)
Betty Turpin
- Telethon '90 (1990) ... Betty Turpin
 1975 Annie & Betty's Coronation Street Memories (TV Movie)
Betty Turpin
 1969 All Star Comedy Carnival (TV Movie)
Betty Turpin
 1967 Daft as a brush (TV Movie)
 1967 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series)
Mrs. Bull
- Love on the Dole (1967) ... Mrs. Bull
 1965-1966 Pardon the Expression (TV Series)
Mrs. Edgeley / The Hon Mrs Wentworth Brewster
- Christmas Special (1966) ... Mrs. Edgeley
- Down on the Health Farm Something Stirred (1966) ... Mrs. Edgeley
- The Cup That Cheers (1966) ... Mrs. Edgeley
- The Switched-On Scene (1966) ... Mrs. Edgeley
- Thunderfinger: Part 1 (1966) ... Mrs. Edgeley
 1961 Theatre Night (TV Series)
- What a Racket (1961)
 1960 Blackpool Show Parade (TV Series)
- Pillar to Post (1960)
 1957 Emney Enterprises (TV Series)
- Episode #3.2 (1957)
- Episode #3.1 (1957)
 1941 Facing the Music
Mary Matthews
 1939 Let's Be Famous
Betty
 1938 Penny Paradise
Betty Higgins
 1934 Boots! Boots!
Betty
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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:

1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Betty Driver MBE

Height:

5' 7" (1.7 m)
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Did You Know?

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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