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  1. Betty Garrett - Wikipedia

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    Betty Garrett. Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 – February 12, 2011) was an American actress, comedian, singer and dancer. She originally performed on Broadway, and was then signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. She appeared in several musical films, then returned to Broadway and made guest appearances on several television series.

  2. Betty Garrett - IMDb

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    Betty Garrett, Actress: On the Town. A sunny singer, dancer and comic actress, Betty Garrett starred in several Hollywood musicals and stage roles. She was at the top of her game when the Communist scare in the 1950s brought her career to a screeching, ugly halt. She and her husband Larry Parks, an Oscar-nominated actor, were summoned by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee and ...

  3. Betty Garrett - Biography - IMDb

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    A sunny singer, dancer and comic actress, Betty Garrett starred in several Hollywood musicals and stage roles. She was at the top of her game when the Communist scare in the 1950s brought her career to a screeching, ugly halt. She and her husband Larry Parks, an Oscar-nominated actor, were summoned by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee ...

  4. Betty Garrett, Blacklisted Musical Actress, Dead at 91 - ABC News

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    Feb 13, 2011 · Betty Garrett, a star of stage and screen throughout the second half of the 20th century, died in Los Angeles Saturday at the age of 91, according to her son Garrett Parks.

  5. Betty Garrett, Actress in Film, TV, Broadway, Dies | Fox News

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    Feb 13, 2011 · Betty Garrett, the vivacious Broadway star who played Frank Sinatra's sweetheart in two MGM musicals before her career was hampered by the Hollywood blacklist, has died in Los Angeles, her son ...

  6. Betty Garrett (1919-2011) - Find A Grave Memorial

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    Feb 12, 2011 · Actress. An accomplished performer on Broadway and in films, she will be best remembered for her roles on two of television's most successful sitcoms of the 1970s: All In The Family, as outspoken neighbor Irene Lorenzo, and Laverne and Shirley, as landlady Edna Babish. The Missouri native was raised in Seattle,...

    • 23 May 1919, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
    • 12 Feb 2011 (aged 91), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
    • Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
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  7. Betty Garrett | Happy Days Wiki | Fandom

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    Born in Saint Joseph, MO, shortly after her birth, her parents relocated to Seattle, Washington, where her mother, Octavia, managed the sheet music department in Sherman Clay, while her father, Curtis, worked as a traveling salesman. His alcoholism and inability to handle finances eventually led to their divorce, and Garrett and her mother lived in a series of residential hotels in order to curtail expenses. When Garrett was eight years old, her mother married the fiancé she had jilted in order to marry Curtis. They settled in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, where her new stepfather worked in the meat packing industry. A year later, her mother divorced again and she and Betty returned to Seattle. After graduating from public grammar school, Garrett enrolled at the Annie Wright School in Tacoma, Washington, which she attended on a full scholarship. There was no drama department there, and she frequently organized musical productions and plays for special occasions. Following her senior...

    During the summer months, Betty performed in the Borscht Belt, where she had the opportunity to work with the likes of Danny Kaye, Jerome Robbins, Carol Channing, Imogene Coca, and Jules Munshin, and she was encouraged to hone her singing and dancing skills. She joined Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre as an understudy in what was to be its last stage presentation, a poorly-reviewed and short-lived production of Danton's Death that gave her the opportunity to work with Joseph Cotten, Ruth Ford, Martin Gabel, and Arlene Francis.She performed with Martha Graham's dance company at Carnegie Hall and the Neil Simon Theatre, sang at the Village Vanguard, and appeared in satirical and political revues staged by the Brooklyn-based Flatbush Arts Theatre, which eventually changed its name to the American Youth Theatre and relocated to Manhattan. It was during this period she joined the Communist Party and began performing at fundraisers for progressive causes.

    In the fall of 1973, All in the Family added two new neighbors to the neighborhood, Frank Lorenzo and his feisty Irish American wife, Irene. Lear had been the publicity man for Call Me Mister, All in the Family writers Bernie West and Michael Ross knew Garrett from her days with the American Youth Theatre, and Jean Stapleton had been in the cast of Bells Are Ringing, so Garrett appeared to be a frontrunner for the role of Irene. It went instead to Sada Thompson, but, unhappy after filming one episode, Thompson asked to be released from her commitment, freeing the role for Garrett. Irene was Catholic and assumed many of the household duties normally associated with husbands, and she therefore presented a kind of nemesis to Archie Bunker. She later worked with Archie at his place of employment, driving a forklift, and was paid less than the man she replaced. Garrett remained with the series from 1973 through 1975. The following year, Garrett was performing her one-woman show Betty Gar...

    While appearing in Los Angeles, Garrett was invited to perform a comedy sketch at the Actor's Lab in Hollywood. It was there she met Larry Parks, who was producing the show. He invited her to join him for a drink, then drove her to the top of Mulholland Drive and told her, "You're the girl I'm going to marry." During the next two weeks, the two were inseparable. Garrett departed for a nightclub engagement in Chicago. Eventually Parks joined her and introduced her to his mother, who lived in nearby Joliet, Illinois. Parks returned to Los Angeles to begin filming Counter-Attack and Garrett continued to New York to prepare for Laffing Room Only with Olsen and Johnson, but before rehearsals began she called Parks and proposed marriage. The two were wed on September 8, 1944, four months after their initial meeting. Actor Lloyd Bridges served as best man.Garrett and Parks spent a month honeymooning in Malibu Beach, and then lived apart for the next two years while pursuing their respectiv...

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    1. Garrett, Betty; Ron Rapoport (1998). . Madison Books. ISBN 1-56833-098-7.

    Betty Garrett at the Internet Movie Database
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  8. Betty Garrett, Actress in Film, TV, Broadway, Dies – The ...

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    Feb 13, 2011 · Betty Garrett, Actress in Film, TV, Broadway, Dies. She starred in two MGM musicals with Frank Sinatra before her career was hampered by the Hollywood blacklist and later appeared in "All in the ...

  9. Betty Garrett Obituary | Betty Garrett Funeral | Legacy.com

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    Feb 12, 2011 · Betty Garrett was born in 1919 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her father, a traveling salesman, moved his wife and daughter to Seattle. He died of alcoholism when Betty was 2. She attended Roman ...

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