Julie Goodyear was born Julie Kemp in 1942 in Heywood, Lancashire. In 1995, Julie was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the first National Television Awards, in recognition for her role as Bet Lynch in Coronation Street from 1970 to 1995. In 1996, she was awarded an MBE for her services to television and drama. Her autobiography Just Julie was published in 2013.
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