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Liz Smith
Betty Gleadle

11 December 1921 (1921-12-11) (age 98)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1970–2010
Spouse(s) Jack Thomas (1945-1959; divorced); 2 children

Liz Smith MBE (born 11 December 1921[1]) is a retired English actress. She is best known for her roles as Annie Brandon in I Didn't Know You Cared, Bette and Aunt Belle in 2point4 children, as Norma Speakman in the BBC comedy The Royle Family, and as her role as Letitia Cropley in The Vicar of Dibley (1994–96).

Smith was born Betty Gleadle in the Crosby area of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire on 11 December 1921.[1] She was married to Jack Thomas from 1945 until they divorced in 1959. They had two children.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Liz Smith gets MBE, This Is Scunthorpe, 14 July 2009.

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