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Nita Valerie as Ena Sharples in the 1st Dry Run

Nita Valerie (born "Nelly Josephine Valérie" on 1st November 1894 in Kensington, London; died 25th February 1975 in St. Albans) played two roles on Coronation Street: Mrs Croxley, a customer at Jed Stone's market stall in February 1966, then just four months later, factory cleaner Polly Sagan, appearing intermittently between June 1966 and September 1968.

She also appeared in the Street spin-off Pardon the Expression in the same year and in the untransmitted Christmas Special of the same series and also 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.

Formerly the resident director of the New Theatre in Huddersfield, she also appeared in their production of the pantomime Babes in the Wood which ran between December 1964 and January 1965.

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