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Betty Driver


Born - 20 May 1920, Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died - 15 October 2011

Rosy-cheeked, vivacious, brunette band singer who became beloved to millions in middle- and old-age over 40 years of playing Betty Turpin in the popular TV soap Coronation Street. A chirpy vocalist in the Gracie Fields tradition from her early teens, Driver, in common with such fellow band singers as Anne Shelton and Vera Lynn, made several film appearances, usually in leading roles: Boots! Boots! (1934), Penny Paradise (1938), Let's Be Famous (1939) and Facing the Music (1941). Such careers drifted away with the end of World War Two, but Betty Driver's greater fame was to come two decades later. She died from pneumonia.