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date: 27 September 2020

Smith, Liz (real name Betty Gleadle; married name Thomas)locked

  • Anthony Hayward


Smith, Liz (real name Betty Gleadle; married name Thomas) (1921–2016), actress, was born at 5 Buckingham Street, Crosby, Lincolnshire, on 11 December 1921, the daughter of Wilfred Gleadle (1901–1973), master butcher, and his wife, Nellie, née Foster (1901–1924...

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