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Jerry Booth
Occupation Builder
Born 23rd August 1941
Died 10th November 1975
Father Ernest Booth
Mother Nellie Booth
Spouse(s) Myra Dickinson (1963)
First appearance 23rd July 1962
Last appearance 29th October 1975
Duration 1962-1975
Played by Graham Haberfield

"Cycling" Jerry Booth was Len Fairclough's apprentice, who initially debuted as one of the younger residents, along with Jed Stone, Doreen Lostock, and Sheila Birtles.

Biography

Having been Len Fairclough's apprentice, three years later was his business partner. Jerry had feelings for Sheila Birtles, but she married another man. Jerry was bullied into marrying the domineering Myra Dickinson in 1963. She was very controlling and they had few happy times. Their marriage did not survive the stillbirth of their baby daughter, and their marriage ended after only a year. Jerry nearly reunited with Sheila in 1966 but her confession that she'd had a child with the man she'd left him for put him off. Jerry became a partner in Len's building company, but left in 1968, only to return in 1971 when Len heard he was looking for work.

Jerry eventually moved in with Len and Ray Langton in 9 Coronation Street to help keep the house in order, becoming their housekeeper. He helped Ray get ready for marriage to Deirdre Hunt. Jerry cared deeply for Mavis Riley, but like much in Jerry's life, the timing was never quite right, and they never became a proper couple. Jerry died suddenly of a heart attack in November 1975, surprising and upsetting the friends who had often taken him for granted.

Miscellaneous information

Jerry was a kind-hearted, soft-spoken man who was frequently wound up by Albert Tatlock, Ray Langton, and Len Fairclough, although Len tried to look out for him.

The character of Jerry Booth as played by Haberfield was also intended to be one of the stars of a proposed comedy Spin-off from Coronation Street entitled Rest Assured which got as far as the recording of a pilot programme in 1972 which, to date, has not been transmitted.

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