Betty Marsden

1919 - 1998




Liverpoolian Betty Marsden was already a successful stage actress in London’s West End when she made her first radio broadcasts. When Beyond Our Ken was launched in 1958 it was with Betty as the female lead alongside Hugh Paddick, Kenneth Williams and Kenneth Horne.

The same cast went on to further success with Round the Horne. Marsden's impressive vocal range helped to create larger than life characters such Fanny Haddock and Dame Celia Molestrangler. She continued to work in radio until a few days before her death at 79.

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