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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 12 April 1931Maysville, Kentucky, USA
Date of Death 5 August 1976Las Vegas, Nevada, USA  (brain aneurysm)
Birth NameElizabeth Clooney

Mini Bio (1)

Betty began singing professionally with her sister, Rosemary Clooney, on the radio at the age of 13. The Clooney Sisters then went on the road for a few years as featured vocalists with band-leader Tony Pastor and his orchestra. When Rosemary was offered a solo record deal with Columbia, Betty conceded to break up the act. Still just a teenager, Betty went back to her hometown in Cincinnati where she became a television pioneer on the city's first station, WLWT. Not only was she a featured singer on the stations main program (called The 50-50 Club and broadcast on TV as well as radio), she also hosted her own shows called "Teen Canteen" and "Boy Meets Girl". She was the first Pop artist signed to local legendary R&B label, King Records, releasing several singles. After a move to New York and the start of a nightclub career, she appeared on countless variety shows in the 1950's where she sang, danced and acted in skits that showcased her beautiful voice and brilliant sense of humor. She recorded for several more record labels including RCA's X label, Decca's Coral label (where she had a minor hit with the song "Sin And Satin") and Columbia's Children's Records. She also filmed several Soundies of popular hits. Although Betty recorded the hit song "Sisters" from the film White Christmas (1954) with Rosemary for Columbia's single release, in the movie Vera-Ellen's singing voice was dubbed by singer Trudy Stevens. Not one to really seek fame, she subsequently retired from showbiz to raise her family appearing only sporadically on television until her death.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: CatchyJ

Spouse (2)

Pupi Campo (7 September 1955 - 5 August 1976) (her death) (4 children)
Tony Pastor (24 October 1951 - 28 December 1953) (annulled) (2 children)

Trivia (9)

Sister and brief singing partner of Rosemary Clooney, as well as sister of Nick Clooney and half-sister of Gail Stone.
Released a few recordings on her own including some childrens' music for Peter Pan Records
Has four children with Pupi Campo: Cathi Campo, Dr. Carlos Campo, Rosemary Cari Campo (now Cari Leary; married Patrick James Leary on 11/25/1976), and Cristina Maria Campo (now Cristina Stretz; married Eric Kennedy Stretz on 10/23/1982).
Her son, Dr. Carlos Campo, an accomplished academician, became the first Hispanic president of Regent University on August 1, 2010 and the eighth president to lead the school.
Her daughter Cari Leary is a teacher at Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Her daughter Cathi Campo is a singer and the Counseling Secretary at Southwest Career and Technical Academy (SWCTA) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
(September 7, 1955) Married Cuban orchestra leader Pupi Campo at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City, New York.

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