Betty Astell

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Betty Astell
Born (1912-05-23)23 May 1912
Brondesbury, London, England
Died 26 July 2005(2005-07-26) (aged 93)
Occupation actor

Elizabeth "Betty" Julia Astell (23 May 1912 – 26 July 2005) was an English actress.

Born in Brondesbury, London, she was married to the entertainer Cyril Fletcher for more than 60 years, from 18 May 1941 until his death on 1 January 2005. They had a daughter, comedienne and actress Jill Fletcher.[1]

Astell acted with her husband on his television series, The Cyril Fletcher Show, and was one of the first people to appear in John Logie Baird's experimental television on the BBC's 30 line shows.[2]

Astell died in a hospital near her home in Guernsey, aged 93, seven months after the death of her husband.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Betty Astell - Obituary". The Telegraph. 30 July 2005. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "Television Star - In Screen and Radio Revue". Sydney Morning Herald (12 July 1934). Retrieved 22 December 2010. 

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