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Betty Furness (1916–1994)


Elizabeth Mary Furness was born on January 3, 1916 in New York City. She was a teenage model with the Powers agency and appeared in secondary roles in more than 35 movies. She is best remembered as the highly paid television spokesperson for Westinghouse Electric Corporation. She later moved on to consumer affairs and appeared as the consumer ... See full bio »

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Known For

Studio One in Hollywood
Studio One in Hollywood Herself - Commercial Spokeswoman / Herself / Commercial Spokeswoman / Betty Furness / Coral, Princess Livitski / Herself (Commercial Spokeswoman) / Herself - Commercial Spokesperson
(1948-1958)
Penthouse Party
Penthouse Party Herself - Hostess
(1950-1951)
Meet Betty Furness
Meet Betty Furness Herself - Host (1953)
(1953)
What's My Line?
What's My Line? Herself - Panelist
(1950-1962)

Filmography

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 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series)
- The People Trap (1966)
 1955-1958 Climax! (TV Series)
Ann Kilgore / Beth Jaynes
- The Thief with the Big Blue Eyes (1958) ... Ann Kilgore
- Silent Decision (1955) ... Beth Jaynes
 1957 A Face in the Crowd
Betty Furness (uncredited)
 1949-1957 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Coral, Princess Livitski / Betty Furness
- Babe in the Woods (1957) ... Coral, Princess Livitski
- Boy Meets Girl (1949) ... Betty Furness
 1951 News Gal (TV Series)
 1950 ABC Showcase (TV Series)
 1949 Martin Kane (TV Series)
Kitty Fenley
- Episode #1.1 (1949) ... Kitty Fenley
 1939 North of Shanghai
Helen Warner
 1937 It Can't Last Forever
Carol Wilson
 1937 Good Old Soak
Lucy Hawley
 1937 Fair Warning
Kay Farnham
 1937 Mama Steps Out
Leila Cuppy
 1936 Mister Cinderella
Patricia 'Pat' Randolph
 1936 All American Chump
Kitty Crane
 1936 The President's Mystery
Charlotte Brown (as Betty Furness - courtesy MGM)
 1936 Swing Time
Margaret Watson
 1936 The 3 Wise Guys
Clarabelle Brooks
 1935 Here Comes Cookie
Phyllis Allen
 1935 The Keeper of the Bees
Molly
 1935 Calm Yourself
Mary Elizabeth Allenby
 1935 McFadden's Flats
Molly McFadden
 1935 Shadow of Doubt
Lisa Bellwood
 1934 A Wicked Woman
Yancey
 1934 Gridiron Flash
Jane Thurston
 1933 Let's Fall in Love
Linda
 1933 Flying Down to Rio
Belinha's Friend (uncredited)
 1933 Chance at Heaven
Betty (uncredited)
 1933 Ace of Aces
Card Playing Party Guest (uncredited)
 1933 Headline Shooter
Miss Saunders
 1933 Professional Sweetheart
Blonde Reporter (uncredited)
 1933 Cross Fire
Pat 'Mike' Plummer
 1933 Emergency Call
Alice Averill
 1933 Scarlet River
Babe Jewel
 1933 The Great Jasper
Sylvia Bradfield (adult)
 1933 Lucky Devils
Ginger
 1932 Renegades of the West
Mary Fawcett
 1932 Thirteen Women
Thirteenth Woman (scenes deleted)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared (as "Amy") in "Mr. Big", produced on Broadway. Written by Arthur Sheekman and Margaret Shane. Directed / produced by George S. Kaufman. Lyceum Theatre: 30 Sep 1941-4 Oct 1941 (7 performances). Cast: Florenz Ames (as "Charles G. Wakeshaw"), E.J. Ballantine (as "The Little Man"), Richard Barbee (as "Dr. Willoughby"), ... See more »

Alternate Names:

Betty Furness - courtesy MGM

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Trivia:

Was New York City's Director of Consumer Affairs for many years. See more »

Star Sign:

Capricorn

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