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Nita Valerie as Ena Sharples in the 1st Dry Run

Nita Valerie (1st November 1894 - 25th February 1975) played factory cleaner Polly Sagan on Coronation Street intermittently between June 1966 and December 1967 as well as appearing in the Street spin-off Pardon the Expression in the same year and in the untransmitted Christmas Special of the same series.

She played Ena Sharples in the dry run of Episode 1 videotaped under the original title of Florizel Street on 18th November 1960 but was replaced by Violet Carson when the programme went to air on 9th December.

Her other credits include roles in Friday Night, The Contenders, Nearest and Dearest and Tom Grattan's War, as well as an appearance in the 1953 film Colonel March Investigates.