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Betty Murphy

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Betty Murphy was a character actress with a number of television and film appearances to her credit, including recurring roles on two series. She began her career with a bit part in the TV movie "Attack on Terror: The FBI vs. the Ku Klux Klan" (1975), with five years passing before her next role. This time, however, it was in a high-profile film, the hit "Urban Cowboy" (1980), in which she played the mother of John Travolta's starring character of Bud. Once again, a wide gulf of time passed until her supporting role in the World War I drama "1918" (1985). The 1990s proved more fruitful for Murphy, as she garnered several parts on TV, including guest roles on the David E. Kelley comedy-drama "Picket Fences" (CBS 1992-96) and in the Eddie Murphy film "Life" (1999). As the calendar turned to the 2000s, Murphy's career continued to pick up steam, as she accumulated a number television credits playing middle-aged character roles on a variety of situation comedies and procedural dramas. She scored her first recurring role as neighborhood crazy cat lady Alberta Fromme on the campy "Desperate Housewives" (ABC 2004-2012). Murphy's steady work in film and television continued unabated after she left "Desperate Housewives" in 2006. She returned to series TV in 2013 with a recurring role in the dark comedy-drama "Getting On" (HBO 2013-15).

Filmography

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 68% S.W.A.T. Mrs. Perkins (Guest Star) 2018
92% 78% Colony Grandma (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet 86% Rizzoli and Isles Shirley (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
83% 85% The Closer Diana (Guest Star) 2011
91% 89% Monk 2nd Elderly Woman (Guest Star) 2008
76% 83% Saving Grace Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
72% 87% Desperate Housewives Alberta Fromme (Guest Star) 2004-2006
No Score Yet 84% Cold Case Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
65% No Score Yet Close to Home Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
81% 96% Six Feet Under Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 83% Everybody Loves Raymond Margaret (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 100% Becker Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet 66% Without a Trace Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Practice Unknown (Guest Star) 1997