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Betty Hutton (I) (1921–2007)

Betty Hutton was born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Two years later Betty's father decided that the family way of life wasn't for him, so he left (he committed suicide 16 years later). Having to fend for themselves, Mrs. Thornburg moved the family to Detroit to find work in the numerous auto factories ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
- Everybody Pays the Fare (1977) ... Velma
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Molly McConnell
- Bad Lady from Brookline (1965) ... Molly McConnell
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Rena Zito / Carlene Glory
- Who Killed the Thirteenth Clown? (1965) ... Rena Zito
- Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee? (1964) ... Carlene Glory
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Julia Dana
- The Glorious Days of the Used to Be (1964) ... Julia Dana
 1957 Spring Reunion
Margaret 'Maggie' Brewster
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie)
Cindy Smathers
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Blossom 'Bloss' Seeley
 1952 Sailor Beware
Hetty Button (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Peggy Harper
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Betty Hutton
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Betty Hutton
 1944 Here Come the Waves
Susan / Rosemary Allison
 1944 Skirmish on the Home Front (Short)
Emily Average
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Bubbles Hennessy
 1942 The Fleet's In
Bessie Dale
 1940 One for the Book (Short)
 1939 Public Jitterbug No. 1 (Short)
 1939 Three Kings and a Queen (Short)
Betty Hutton
 1938 Queens of the Air (Short)
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Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Hope Springfield"; replacement actor) in "Fade Out - Fade In" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics / material by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Musical Direction by Colin Romoff. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns and Ray Ellis. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by Richard ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Betty Jane Boyer | Betty Darling


5' 4" (1.63 m)

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I worked out of desperation. I used to hit fast and run in hopes that people wouldn't realize that I really couldn't do anything. See more »


None of her daughters attended her funeral. See more »


Lisp, breathless voice

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