Betty Driver is a British
National Treasure. Having begun her career in the music
hall, Betty soon became one of Britain's best loved
singing stars making countless records and hosting
her own radio and television variety shows. Throughout
the 1940s, Betty became a prolific presence on radio,
singing with the top dance bands of the era. She was
also known for her work for ENSA entertaining the troops
stationed at home and abroad.
this period Betty also starred in three feature films Penny
Paradise, Let's Be Famous and Facing The Music.
performing on stage since the age of 11 and releasing
records since 1935, Betty retired from singing and
concentrated on television, starring in numerous
television plays for the Granada network. In 1969, Betty was cast as
Betty Turpin in Granada's 'Coronation Street'. Betty
would become synonymous with this character and play her
on screen for nearly 2800 episodes.
2000, Betty was awarded the MBE in the New Year's
Honours List, in the same year her autobiography Betty
passed away on October 15th, 2011 aged 91.
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