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Betty Garrett

Betty GarrettBorn: 23-May-1919
Birthplace: St. Joseph, MO
Died: 12-Feb-2011
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: Aneurysm
Remains: Cremated

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Irene Lorenzo on All in the Family

Stage and film actress who twice played a woman in love with Frank Sinatra, in Take Me Out to the Ballgame and On the Town. Hollywood career stalled when she and her husband, actor Larry Parks, were blacklisted in the red scare of the 1950s, though she was not called to testify, "because I was nine months pregnant with my second son, and they didn't think I would be a good witness."

Father: Curtis Garrett (travelling salesman)
Mother: Octavia Garrett
Husband: Larry Parks (actor, m. 8-Sep-1944, d. 13-Apr-1975, two sons)
Son: Garrett Parks (composer, b. 26-Jan-1950)
Son: Andrew Parks (actor, b. 1-Mar-1951)

    Golden Globe 1975 for All in the Family
    Hollywood Walk of Fame 23-May-2003

    TELEVISION
    All in the Family Irene Lorenzo (irregularly, 1973-75)
    Laverne and Shirley Edna Babish-DeFazio (irregularly, 1977-80)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (20-Jan-2012) · Herself
    Dark and Stormy Night (16-Jan-2009)
    Broadway: The Golden Age (Apr-2003) · Herself
    The Long Way Home (1-Mar-1998)
    The Shadow on the Window (6-Mar-1957)
    My Sister Eileen (22-Sep-1955) · Ruth Sherwood
    On the Town (8-Dec-1949) · Brunhilde Esterhazy
    Neptune's Daughter (9-Jun-1949) · Betty Barrett
    Take Me Out to the Ball Game (9-Mar-1949) · Shirley Delwyn
    Words and Music (9-Dec-1948) · Peggy Lorgan McNeil
    Big City (25-Mar-1948) · Shoo Shoo Grady

Author of books:
Betty Garrett and Other Songs: A Life on Stage and Screen (1998, memoir)


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