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      Betty Garrett

      Betty Garrett

      Highest Rated: 100% Neptune's Daughter (1949)

      Lowest Rated: 20% Words and Music (1948)

      Birthday: May 23, 1919

      Birthplace: St. Joseph, Missouri, USA

      While her big break in film came with "On the Town" (1949) opposite Frank Sinatra, stage and screen actress Betty Garrett was more widely known to a younger generation as the landlady with a heart of gold on the comedy series "Lavern & Shirley" (ABC, 1975-1983). After gaining acclaim on Broadway in musical comedies such as "Call Me Mister" (1946), she was soon under contract with MGM, hoofing it alongside the likes of Mickey Rooney and Gene Kelly. Sadly, the "Red Scare" and subsequent Hollywood Blacklisting of the 1950s largely derailed the careers of Garrett and husband Larry Parks. After years in relative obscurity, she returned with the recurring role of Irene Lorenzo on "All in the Family" (CBS, 1970-79), followed by a six year stint on "Laverne & Shirley." Garrett continued to make infrequent television and stage appearances over the next three decades before passing away in February of 2011 at the age of 91.

      Highest rated movies

      Neptune's Daughter
      Take Me Out to the Ball Game
      On the Town
      My Sister Eileen
      Words and Music

      Photos

      NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER, Red Skelton, Betty Garrett, 1949 MY SISTER EILEEN, Betty Garrett, 1942 ON THE TOWN, from left: Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin, Ann Miller, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, 1949 ON THE TOWN, from left, Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, 1949 TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, Betty Garrett, 1949 TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, 1949 ON THE TOWN, Frank Sinatra, Betty Garrett, 1949. NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER, Betty Garrett, 1949 ON THE TOWN, Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, Ann Miller, Jules Munshin Vera-Ellen, Gene Kelly, 1949. WORDS AND MUSIC, Mickey Rooney, Betty Garrett, 1948 MY SISTER EILEEN, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, 1955 MY SISTER EILEEN, Jack Lemmon, Betty Garrett, 1955 MY SISTER EILEEN, Janet Leigh, Bob Fosse, Joan McCracken, Tommy Rall, Betty Garrett, 1955 MY SISTER EILEEN, (clockwise from top), Jack Lemmon, Bob Fosse, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, 1955 TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME, from left: Frank Sinatra, Esther Williams, Gene Kelly, Betty Garrett, 1949 MY SISTER EILEEN, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, 1955 NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER, Betty Garrett, knitting between scenes, 1949 ON THE TOWN, Peter Chong, Betty Garrett, Ann Miller, Gene Kelly, Jules Munshin, Alice Pearce, Frank Sinatra, 1949 ON THE TOWN, from left: Betty Garrett, Frank Sinatra, 1949 MY SISTER EILEEN, from left: Bob Fosse, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, Tommy Rall, 1955

      Filmography

      Movies

      Credit
      No Score Yet 65% Dark and Stormy Night Mrs. Hausenstout (Character) - 2009
      No Score Yet 59% Trail of the Screaming Forehead Mrs. Cuttle (Character) - 2007
      No Score Yet 39% The Long Way Home Veronica (Character) - 1998
      No Score Yet No Score Yet All the Way Home Catherine (Character) - 1981
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Shadow on the Window Linda Atlas (Character) - 1957
      83% 62% My Sister Eileen Ruth Sherwood (Character) - 1955
      100% 58% Neptune's Daughter Betty Barrett (Character) - 1949
      93% 83% On the Town Brunhilde Esterhazy (Character) - 1949
      95% 70% Take Me Out to the Ball Game Shirley Delwyn (Character) - 1949
      20% 61% Words and Music Peggy Lorgan McNeil (Character) - 1948

      TV

      Credit
      84% 73% Grey's Anatomy Eleanor (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 96% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Boston Public Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
      30% No Score Yet Townies Unknown (Guest Star) 1996
      No Score Yet 93% The Golden Girls Sarah (Guest Star) 1992
      No Score Yet 89% Murder, She Wrote Kit Parkins (Guest Star) 1987 1991
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Laverne & Shirley Mrs. Edna Babish De Fazio (Character) 1976-1981
      No Score Yet 88% All in the Family Unknown (Guest Star) 1973-1976
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Fugitive Margaret Ruskin (Guest Star) 1964
      No Score Yet No Score Yet The Lloyd Bridges Show Ellen Pennington (Guest Star) 1962
      No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957