Betty Warren

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This article is about Betty Warren the actor. For Betty Warren the artist, see Betty Warren (artist).
Betty Warren as Bessie Bellwood in Champagne Charlie (1944)

Betty Warren (31 October 1907 – 15 December 1990) was a British actress during the 1930s to 1950s, best known for her comedy roles in such films as Champagne Charlie (1944) and Passport to Pimlico (1949).

Life and career[edit]

Born Babette Hilda Hogan, in Fareham, Hampshire, England, she appeared in Goody Two Shoes at the Prince's Theatre in Bristol during 1930-31,[1] and in the musical play Balalaika, which opened in London at the Adelphi Theatre on 22 December 1936 and which ran for 569 performances. In 1945 she appeared in the 'musical extravaganza' Magic Carpet at the Princes Theatre in London.[2]

Warren's first film appearance was in Magyar Melody in 1939, followed by The Farmer's Wife (1941), Secret Mission (1942), Variety Jubilee (1943), They Met in the Dark (1943), Champagne Charlie (1944) as Bessie Bellwood, The Magic Bow (1946), Passport to Pimlico (1949) with Stanley Holloway, So Long at the Fair (1950), and Tread Softly Stranger (1958).[3]

Her television work included three episodes of Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Presents (1953-1954).[3] In 1955 she toured the United Kingdom in the first production of Sandy Wilson's The Buccaneer.[4]

Betty Warren died in Yeovil, Somerset, England in 1990 aged 83.[5]


  1. ^ Warren on the Prince's Theatre, Bristol website
  2. ^ Warren on the 'Palace of Variety' website
  3. ^ a b Warren on the Internet Movie Database
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ McFarlane, Brian; Slide, Anthony (2003). The Encyclopedia of British Film. Methuen. p. 706. ISBN 9780413773012. 

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