Julie Goodyear (Julie Kemp)

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Heywood, Lancashire, England, UK
Julie's father walked out on the family soon after Julie's birth, Julie took stepfather Bill Goodyear's name. Most famous as Bet Lynch, barmaid landlady of Coronation Street (1960), her stepfather was a publican, and she served behind his bar, The Bay House in Haywood, to raise money for her modelling career dream. After her first failed marriage modelling career took off and led to various bit parts and six-week appearance in Coronation Street as Bet Lynch. During this time she was advised by Patricia Phoenix to get some formal acting training, and so she joined The Oldham Repertory Company. Read more...