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


      84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Eleanor (Guest Star) 2006
      No Score Yet 97% 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 91% 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 91% 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