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.

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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.

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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: I knew you'd come back. They all come back.

Claire Huddesen: I was just doing a bit of research.
Brunhilde Esterhazy: Dr. Kinsey, I presume.

[attempting to escape from the police]
Gabey: Hilde, do you know where we can hide?
Brunhilde Esterhazy: Sure, I know a place right across the Brooklyn bridge where they'll never find us.
Gabey: Where is it?
Brunhilde Esterhazy: Brooklyn!

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Betty Garrett Facts
She was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Live Theatre at 6706 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.

Received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on May 23, 2003.

Sons with Larry Parks: composer Garrett Parks and actor Andrew Parks.

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