(December 5, 1986 to January 25, 1987) She acted in Tennessee Williams' play, "Sweet Bird of Youth," at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Michael Blakemore was director.
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Betty Jean Perske
5' 8½" (1.74 m)
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I never believed marriage was a lasting institution. I thought that to be married for five years was to be married forever.
Her appearance on a cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine at 18 years of age led to her first film role; she was spotted by the wife of director Howard Hawks
, who gave her a screen test and cast her in To Have and Have Not
(1944). The role was actually based on and named for Hawks' wife at that time, Nancy Gross "Slim" Hawks. She repeated this "tribute" in Ready to Wear
(1994), produced just a short ...
Her thick New York City accent