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Betty Buckley



Texas-born actress Betty Buckley decided upon a theatrical career when, at a very early age, she was taken by her mother to a Fort Worth production of The Pajama Game. A trained singer and dancer, Ms. Buckley made her professional bow on the musical stage, reaching Broadway at age 22 as Mrs. Thomas Jefferson in the original production of 1776. Additional Broadway credits include two seasons' worth of Pippin (73-75), three years in Cats (82-85) (for which she won a Tony Award), and a healthy run in 1985's The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Betty's first film was Carrie (76), in which she played the tough girl's gym coach whose punishment of Carrie's tormentors set the plot in motion. One year after Carrie, she replaced the late Diana Hyland on the popular TV "dramedy" Eight is Enough, playing the stepmother of a eight-kid brood (at the time, she was two years younger than the oldest kid!) Always on the lookout for an opportunity to sing, Betty took a fraction of her salary to play a Tammy Wynette-style country western star in 1983's Tender Mercies. In 1995, amidst a flurry of press attention, Betty Buckley successfully took over for Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" in the Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard (Betty had already scored a hit in the London production).

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% Split
  • Dr. Karen Fletcher
2017
84% Harry Benson: Shoot First
  • Actor
2016
No Score Yet Of Love and Fantasy
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Five Time Champion
  • Actor
2012
18% The Happening
  • Mrs. Jones
2008
No Score Yet The Mummy an' the Armadillo
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Noon Blue Apples
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Betty Buckley: Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Betty Buckley: Stars and Moon - Live at the Donmar
  • Actor
2001
45% The Operator
  • Producer
2000
13% Simply Irresistible
  • Stella
1999
No Score Yet Wishbone's Dog Days of the West
  • Producer
1998
No Score Yet Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley
  • Host
1998
No Score Yet Intimate Portrait - Eve
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Intimate Portrait - Virgin Mary
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Intimate Portrait - Audrey Hepburn
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Critical Choices
  • Dr. Ludlow
1996
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI
  • Actor
1995
42% Wyatt Earp
  • Virginia Earp
1994
No Score Yet Betrayal of Trust (Under the Influence)
  • Dr. Jan Galanti
1994
No Score Yet Life and Times of Jesus, The - The Last Days of Jesus
  • Actor
1994
No Score Yet Last Time Out
  • Maxine Black
1994
No Score Yet Life and Times of Jesus, The - The First Christmas
  • Actor
1993
50% Rain Without Thunder
  • Beverly Goldring
1992
No Score Yet Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story
  • Mrs. Parker
1992
No Score Yet Babycakes
  • Wanda
1989
65% Another Woman
  • Kathy
1988
78% Frantic
  • Sondra Walker
1988
No Score Yet Wild Thing
  • Leah
1987
85% Tender Mercies
  • Dixie Scott
1983
93% Carrie
  • Miss Collins
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
48% Chicago Med
2015
  • Olga
Monk
2002-2009
  • Cheryl Fleming
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
  • Catherine Ryder
87% The Leftovers
2014-2015
  • Jane
No Score Yet The Pacific
2010
  • Marion Leckie
86% Getting On
2013-2014
  • Dottie
81% Pretty Little Liars
2010
  • Hanna's Grandmother
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Colette Walsh
Oz
1997-2003
  • Suzanne Fitzgerald

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