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Jerry Booth was a character in Coronation Street who first appeared in Ep 168 - 23 Jul 1962, and last appeared in Ep 1543 - 29 Oct 1975. He was a friend of Len Fairclough and Ray Langton and and builder by trade as well. He suddenly passed away in 1975 at the young age of 34.

Jerry was played by Graham Haberfield.



Gerald Booth was born on the 23rd August 1941 to Ernest Booth and Nellie Booth, nee Leach. Jerry was their only child. As he got older, Jerry wanted to forge a career in the building trade.


Jerry arrived in Coronation Street in 1962 and worked as an apprentice for Len Fairclough and they soon became business partners. Jerry fell for Myra Dickinson and they married in October 1963. They became parents in 1964, shortly after they left the street to move in with her parents. The baby girl was premature and died just after a few weeks. Jerry and Myra later split, and Jerry got his job back with Len Fairclough. In 1968, Jerry and Myra finally divorced. That same year, Jerry left Weatherfield. Jerry returned in October 1971.

Ray Langton later joined Len and Jerry as business partners, and one time Stan Ogden offered to do a flooring job with them but in true Stan style, he called off sick. The 3 of them were good friends. In 1973, Jerry and Albert Tatlock went hiking in the Pennines.

Jerry felt depressed at Christmas 1974, and even locked himself away at No 9 while the others celebrated. Jerry briefly dated Mavis Riley.

On the 10th November 1975, Jerry died suddenly of a heart attack aged just 34. Mavis was devastated. Jerry's funeral took place soon after.

Memorable info[]

Appearances: 23 July 1962–20 May 1964, 1 February–21 April 1965, 9 August 1965–29 May 1968, 4 October 1971–29 October 1975

Born: 23rd August 1941

Died: 10th November 1975

Full name: Gerald Booth

Parents: Ernest Booth and Nellie Booth (Nee Leach)

Siblings: None

SpouseMyra Dickinson (1963-1968)

Children: A daughter (1964)

Uncles: Sam Leach