|Born||May 23, 1919|
St. Joseph, MO
|Died||Feb 12, 2011|
Los Angeles, CA
|Age||Died at 91|
|Final Resting Placen/a|
|Job||Actress, comedienne, dancer, singer|
|Top Roles||Brunhilde Esterhazy, Shirley Delwyn, Betty Barrett, Peggy Lorgan McNeil, Linda Atlas|
|Top Genres||Comedy, Musical, Romance, Drama, Sports, Biographical|
|Top Topics||Romance (Comic), Musicians, True Story (based on)|
|Top Collaborators||Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Jules Munshin, Esther Williams|
|Shares birthday with||Douglas Fairbanks, Herbert Marshall, John Payne see more..|
Betty Garrett Overview:
Legendary actress, Betty Garrett, was born on May 23, 1919 in St. Joseph, MO. Garrett appeared in over 30 film and TV roles. Her best known films include Words and Music (1948), Take Me Out To The Ball Game (1949), Neptune's Daughter (1949), On the Town (1949), and My Sister Eileen (1955). Garrett is also known for her television roles as Archie Bunker's liberal neighbor Irene Lorenzo on All in the Family (1973-1975) and landlady Edna Babish on Laverne & Shirley (1976-1981). Garrett died at the age of 91 on Feb 12, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA and was laid to rest in n/a Cemetery.
Betty Garrett was a singer, dancer and comedienne whose musical career was taking great strides towards stardom when it was stopped cold by the Communist witch-hunt and never regained impetus. She was married to actor Larry Parks from 1944 until his death in 1975.(Source: available at Amazon Quinlan's Film Stars).
HONORS and AWARDS:.
She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Live Performance. Garrett was never nominated for an Academy Award.
Classic Movie Travels: – Missouri, Washington State and New YorkBy Annmarie Gatti on Dec 19, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog
– St. Joseph Missouri, Seattle & Tacoma Washington and New York City “I loved the farm. It was my favorite time of the year.” - No musical cast is complete without fabulous supporting cast mates, and was one of the best. Hilarious, un... Read full article
Another star faded:By Jnpickens on Feb 14, 2011 From Comet Over Hollywood
? , star of "On the Town," dies Sunday The perky, pretty and talented died on February 13 at the age of 91. I was surprised to see that she was only in a hand-full of movies, most of which I had seen.? But even though Miss Garrett was only in six notable classic ... Read full article
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Betty Garrett Quotes:
Brunhilde Esterhazy: Dr. Kinsey, I presume.
Brunhilde Esterhazy: I knew you'd come back. They all come back.
Shirley Delwyn: [to Dennis Ryan] You bad boy, I've got a good notion to take you on my knee.
Eddie O'Brien: You mean over your knee, don't you?
Shirley Delwyn: I know what I mean.
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