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Betty Garrett

Betty Garrett
In the trailer for
Take Me Out to the Ball Game (1949)
Personal information
Birth dateMay 23, 1919
Place of birthSt. Joseph, Missouri, U.S.
Date of deathFebruary 12, 2011(age 91)
Death placeLos Angeles, U.S.
OccupationActress, comedienne, dancer, singer
Years active1942 2011
SpouseLarry Parks (1944 75; his death)

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Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919   February 12, 2011) was an American actress, comedienne, singer and dancer who originally performed on Broadway before being signed to a film contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. While there, she appeared in several musical films before returning to Broadway and making guest appearances on several television series.

Later, she became known for the roles she played in two prominent 1970s sitcoms: Archie Bunker's liberal neighbor Irene Lorenzo in All in the Family and landlady Edna Babish in Laverne & Shirley.

In later years, Garrett appeared in television series such as Grey's Anatomy, Boston Public and Becker as well as in several Broadway plays and revivals.


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