Betty Alberge

Betty Alberge (22 January 1922 – 18 May 1991) was an English theatre, radio and television actress, with an extensive career which ran from the late 1930s to the 1980s.

Betty Alberge
Born(1922-01-22)22 January 1922
Died18 May 1991(1991-05-18) (aged 69)

Early lifeEdit

Born in Manchester on 22 January 1922, Alberge received her formal education at Fallowfield Central School for Girls in Manchester. Whilst at school she became interested in acting after performing in a school theatrical production of Maurice Maeterlinck's The Death of Tintagiles.[1]

Acting careerEdit

After initial training to be an actress at the Repertory School of Acting in Manchester, she completed her training with the Colwyn Bay Repertory Company, at the New Rialto Theatre in Colwyn Bay.[2]

During World War II she was employed as a performer with ENSA.

In the 1950s she worked with a wide variety dramatic productions in theatre and with the British Broadcasting Corporation.

She was one of the original cast of the television serial drama Coronation Street, playing the character 'Florrie Lindley' from episode one, on Friday 9 December 1960, until 1965 when she left the series.

After she left Coronation Street she continued to perform in theatre and regularly appeared as a support character actress in television dramas and light entertainment shows from the 1960s to the 1980s, including Z-Cars, the Ken Dodd Show, Crown Court, Rentaghost, Odd Man Out, Juliet Bravo, and Brookside. Her last on screen performance was in an episode of the BBC's Casualty.


Alberge died on 18 May 1991, aged 69 in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Personal lifeEdit

She was married to Rupert, the marriage producing one daughter.

Selected filmographyEdit


  1. ^ Profile of Betty Alberge on the 'Corrie Net' website, acting profiles of the cast through the history of the 'Coronation Street' television series.
  2. ^ Profile of Betty Alberge on the 'Corrie Net' website, acting profiles of the cast of the series Coronation Street.

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