Betty Garrett

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Betty Garrett
Born (1919-05-23)May 23, 1919
St. Joseph, Missouri, USA
Died February 12, 2011(2011-02-12) (aged 91)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Nationality American
Occupation actress, singer, dancer

Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 - February 12, 2011) was an American singer, dancer, and actor of movies, theatre, and television. She was best known for her work in movie musicals in the 1940s and 1950s. Her acting career was affected when her husband, Larry Parks, was called to the House Un-American Activities Committee. There he admitted having been in the Communist Party, and he gave names of other entertainment people who were in the Party.

Garrett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She died of an aortic aneurysm.

Selected performances[change | change source]

Movies[change | change source]

Plays[change | change source]

  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Follies

Television series[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  • Betty Garrett on IMDb
  • Betty Garrett at the Internet Broadway Database
  • "Betty Garrett, Antsy Cabby in 'On the Town,' Is Dead at 91". New York Times. New York: The New York Times Company. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  • "Betty Garrett dies at 91; versatile comedic actress". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 21, 2011.