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




No Score Yet 64% Dark and Stormy Night Mrs. Hausenstout (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 57% 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
95% 70% Take Me Out to the Ball Game Shirley Delwyn (Character) - 1949
93% 83% On the Town Brunhilde Esterhazy (Character) - 1949
20% 62% Words and Music Peggy Lorgan McNeil (Character) - 1948


84% 76% Grey's Anatomy Eleanor (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet 100% 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 66% Murder, She Wrote Unknown (Guest Star) 1987 1991
No Score Yet 100% 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 Johnny Carson Guest 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 The Chevy Show Unknown (Character) 1960
No Score Yet No Score Yet Showcase 39 Unknown (Character) 1957