Betty Lynn

Betty Lynn

Highest Rated: 83% Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Lowest Rated: 83% Cheaper by the Dozen (1950)

Birthday: Aug 29, 1926

Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, USA

Actress Betty Lynn was best known for a small but memorable role on one of the most beloved television comedies of the 1960s, "The Andy Griffith Show." Lynn began her acting career in radio and theater, before making her film debut with 1948's "Sitting Pretty." Shortly thereafter, she starred alongside Bette Davis in "June Bride," which was followed by a string of additional movies ("Mother Is a Freshman," "Cheaper by the Dozen," "Payment on Demand"), plus television appearances in the 1950s ("Schlitz Playhouse," "The Gale Storm Show," "Sugarfoot," "Markham"). But shortly after the dawn of the 1960s came Lynn's best known role, Thelma Lou, the girlfriend of neurotic deputy sheriff Barney Fife, on "The Andy Griffith Show." While Lynn would not appear on the show as often as the show's main stars (Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, or Don Knotts), she did rack up 26 episode appearances from 1961 through 1966. After "The Andy Griffith Show," Lynn would go on to land another extended role on a popular TV comedy, "My Three Sons," as Janet Dawson (from 1967 through 1971). Sporadic television appearances would continue through the 1980s (including a multi-episode spot on "Matlock"), before she retired from acting in 1990. However, in 2004, Lynn won a "Legend Award" at the TV Land Awards (along with her co-stars), for "The Andy Griffith Show." Betty Lynn died October 16, 2021 at the age of 95 following a brief illness.

Highest rated movies

Cheaper by the Dozen

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock: The Don Sarah (Character) - 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Louisiana Hussy Lili Guillot (Character) - 1960
No Score Yet 25% Gun for a Coward Claire (Character) - 1957
No Score Yet No Score Yet Behind the High Wall Anne MacGregor (Character) - 1956
No Score Yet 57% Payment on Demand Martha Ramsey (Character) - 1951
83% 66% Cheaper by the Dozen Deborah Lancaster (Character) - 1950
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mother Is a Freshman Susan Abbott (Character) - 1949
No Score Yet 55% June Bride Barbara "Boo" Brinker (Character) - 1948
No Score Yet 77% Sitting Pretty Ginger (Character) - 1948

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1986
No Score Yet No Score Yet Barnaby Jones Unknown (Guest Star) 1978
No Score Yet 92% Little House on the Prairie Bridget (Guest Star) 1974
No Score Yet No Score Yet Mod Squad Nurse Kearny (Guest Star) 1969 1972
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Three Sons Unknown (Guest Star) 1967-1968 1970-1971
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Affair Unknown (Guest Star) 1966-1968
No Score Yet 90% The Andy Griffith Show Thelma Lou (Guest Star) 1961-1966
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smothers Brothers Show Unknown (Guest Star) 1965
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Farmer's Daughter Sylvia (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Sugarfoot Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bronco Unknown (Guest Star) 1959
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1958