Bud Ralston (born as "Frank Tipping" 13th October 1898, died April 1999) appeared in two different roles on Coronation Street, firstly as Jimmy Leadbetter in December 1967, then as Albert Tatlock's friend Wilf Bottomley intermittently appearing between December 1977 and August 1983.

His other credits include Z Cars, The Liars and ITV Play of the Week

Bud lived to be over 100 years old and in November 1998 was awarded the French Legion d'Honour in recognition of reaching his century and his service in the First World War.

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