Lyle Bettger Overview:

Character actor, Lyle Bettger, was born on Feb 13, 1915 in Philadelphia, PA. Bettger died at the age of 88 on Sep 24, 2003 in Atascadero, CA .

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Lyle Bettger Quotes:

Frank Colloni: Would you mind taking off your dress?
Willie: Sometimes there are phrases in English I do not understand. Did you ask me to take my dress off?
Frank Colloni: Afraid of me?
Willie: I'm not afraid of anyone!
[Willy removes her dress and strikes a pose]
Willie: Well?
Frank Colloni: You know what I was thinking?
Willie: Probably.
Frank Colloni: You're wrong. I've been thinking lately the act might go better if I had a partner. That's all. It's just an idea.


Joe Beacom: [Sadistically to Lorna about the high tension cables that are all around her] All you gotta do, Cookie, is get up and take a walk. You'll fry so fast it'll curl your hair.


Marge Wrighter: Gonna send that kid home, aren't you, Joe? I mean after we collect.
Joe Beacom: She'll go home... they ever fish her out of the river. Let's have the coffee, huh?


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Lyle Bettger Facts
Probably best remembered for his role playing Klaus, the jealous and mean-spirited elephant trainer in The Greatest Show on Earth (1952).

Attended The Haverford School, a standout in the Dramatics Club at this prestigious main line Pennsylvania prep school with classmate Bill Haskell, dad of L.A. actor-narrator Christopher. Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1937.

In 1974, he moved to Paia, on the island of Maui, and retired from acting six years later.

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