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Betty Garrett

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Biography

St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
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 questioned about their involvement.

As the drama played out, a very pregnant Garrett was never called to testify, but her husband was. Read more...

Actor

Character: Peggy Lorgan McNeil

Words and Music 1948

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Character: Brunhilde Esterhazy

On the Town 1949

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Character: Shirley Delwyn

Take Me Out to the Ball Game 1949

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Character: Mrs. Hausenstout

Dark and Stormy Night 2009

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Character: Irene Lorenzo

All in the Family 1971

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Character: Georgia Penland

The Ford Television Theatre 1952

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Character: Margaret Ruskin

The Fugitive 1963

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Character: Edna Babish

Laverne & Shirley 1976

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Character: Actress 'Neptune's Daughter'

Hollywood: The Gift of Laughter 1982

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