Born: October 1931 ~ Eileen Derbyshire, MBE is an English actress, best known for her role as Emily Bishop in the soap opera Coronation Street. She has played the character since making her the longest-serving female cast member in a British soap opera.
Gretchen Franklin, who played Ethel Skinner, Albert Square's number one source for gossip. Accompanied by her pug, Willy, Ethel's malapropisms were a source of humor everywhere she went. Ethel passed away in actress Gretchen passed away in
30 years on, whatever happened to those original EastEnders?