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Carl Betz

Betz with Donna Reed on The Donna Reed Show, 1959.
Personal information
Birth dateMarch 9, 1921
Place of birthPittsburgh, Pennsylvania
United States
Date of deathJanuary 18, 1978(age 56)
Death placeLos Angeles, California,
United States
SpouseGloria Stone Martin (1963-1978) (his death)

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Carl Betz (March 9, 1921 - January 18, 1978) was an American film and television actor. A native of Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, Betz participated in childhood theatricals and later worked in summer stock. He graduated from Mount Lebanon High School in 1939 and then served in the military. Following military service, he graduated from Carnegie Tech and made his Broadway debut in 1952. He appeared in the television soap Love of Life, but is best remembered for playing Donna Reed's TV husband Dr. Alex Stone from 1958 to 1966 in the ABC sitcom The Donna Reed Show. Between 1967 and 1969, he played defense attorney Clinton Judd in Judd for the Defense, and won an Emmy Award in 1969 for his work. He died of lung cancer.

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