Born May 20, 1920
Betty Driver (Corrie’s Betty Williams) has been serving pints to punters at the Rovers since 1969. She’s famous for ‘Betty’s Hotpot’ but in real life she’s a vegetarian. Her book, ‘Betty: The Autobiography’ was published in 2000.
Betty Driver facts:
Made her first stage appearance at age 9. Won a bottle of toffees for being the loudest singer.
Turned pro at age 11, singing in variety all over Manchester. Stage mother Nellie was determined to turn our Betty into a star as they toured the country without holidays or rest.
Built a successful career as one of Britain’s top dance-band singers.
Had her own radio series, ‘A Date with Betty’ and her own TV show, ‘The Betty Driver Show.’
Ran a county pub in Derbyshire with her sister Freda and their father. Betty was discovered pulling pints in the pub by a Corrie producer and the rest is history.