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Betty Lou Gerson (1914–1999)

Betty Lou Gerson was born on April 20, 1914 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. She was an actress, known for 101 Dalmatians (1961), The Fly (1958) and Cats Don't Dance (1997). She was married to Louis R Lauria and Joe Ainley. She died on January 12, 1999 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 1997 Cats Don't Dance
Frances (voice)
 1965 Morning Star (TV Series)
Joan Mitchell
 1964 Mary Poppins
Old Crone (uncredited)
 1962-1964 Hazel (TV Series)
Lois Brown / Elaine Willoughby
- Let's Get Away from It All (1964) ... Lois Brown
- Hazel's Secret Wish (1962) ... Elaine Willoughby
 1964 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Nelly Folsom
- Alimony League (1964) ... Nelly Folsom
 1964 The Farmer's Daughter (TV Series)
- Nobody's Perfect (1964) ... Agnes
 1963 The Twilight Zone (TV Series)
- Ring-A-Ding Girl (1963) ... Cici
 1963 The Dick Van Dyke Show (TV Series)
Party Hostess / Mrs. Vonitia Fellows
- I'm No Henry Walden (1963) ... Mrs. Vonitia Fellows
 1963 This Is the Life (TV Series)
- Party Line (1963) ... Ruth
 1962 Fair Exchange (TV Series)
Harriet Dale
- A Young Man's Fancy (1962) ... Harriet Dale
 1962 Ripcord (TV Series)
Emily Burton
- Hi-Jack (1962) ... Emily Burton
 1961 Target: The Corruptors (TV Series)
- Prison Empire (1961) ... Shelley
 1961 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Eve Tatum
- Bentley's Mad Friends (1961) ... Eve Tatum
 1958-1961 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Trudie Braun / Marjory Davis / Agnes Sims
- The Case of the Cowardly Lion (1961) ... Trudie Braun
- The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll (1959) ... Marjory Davis
- The Case of the Lonely Heiress (1958) ... Agnes Sims
 1960-1961 Checkmate (TV Series)
Bess Cadwallader / French Antiques Dealer
- Face in the Window (1960) ... French Antiques Dealer
 1961 101 Dalmatians
Cruella De Vil / Miss Birdwell (voice)
 1960 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Irene Goodhue Morrison
- One Mother Too Many (1960) ... Irene Goodhue Morrison
 1960 Coronado 9 (TV Series)
Carole Preston
- Stroll in the Park (1960) ... Carole Preston
 1960 The Rifleman (TV Series)
Ellie Aikens
- The Hangman (1960) ... Ellie Aikens
 1960 This Man Dawson (TV Series)
Ella Simpson
- One by One (1960) ... Ella Simpson
 1959 The Untouchables (TV Series)
Alma Pollock
- You Can't Pick the Number (1959) ... Alma Pollock (uncredited)
 1959 Border Patrol (TV Series)
- Time Out (1959) ... Ruby
 1959 The Miracle of the Hills
Kate Peacock
 1953-1959 The Loretta Young Show (TV Series)
Betty Crump / Woman
- The Prettiest Girl in Town (1959) ... Betty Crump
- The Mirror (1953) ... Woman
 1959 Death Valley Days (TV Series)
Ellen Forbes
- A Piano Goes West (1959) ... Ellen Forbes
 1958 The Fly
Nurse Andersone
 1958 Turn the Other Cheek (Short)
Dorothy Hanson
 1957 The Green-Eyed Blonde
Mrs. Ferguson (uncredited)
 1954-1957 Studio 57 (TV Series)
Lena Minsky
- Mrs. Snyder (1956)
- No Great Hero (1954) ... Lena Minsky
 1957 Navy Log (TV Series)
Mrs. Sanford
- Storm Within (1957) ... Mrs. Sanford
 1957 The Walter Winchell File (TV Series)
- A Day in the Sun (1957) ... Minna
 1957 Father Knows Best (TV Series)
Julie Pruett
- Class Prophecy (1957) ... Julie Pruett
 1956 Four Star Playhouse (TV Series)
- Once to Every Woman (1956) ... Marge
 1956 State Trooper (TV Series)
Bundy Lane
- The Bride Wore Bullets ... Bundy Lane
 1955 Crusader (TV Series)
- Sea Voyage (1955) ... Wanda
 1955 Crossroads (TV Series)
Mrs. Whaley
- Hostage (1955) ... Mrs. Whaley
 1955 You Are There (TV Series)
Woman from Texas
 1955 Treasury Men in Action (TV Series)
Mrs. Mona Barrow
- The Case of the Perfect Gentleman (1955) ... Mrs. Mona Barrow
 1955 An Annapolis Story
Mrs. Lord
 1955 The Pepsi-Cola Playhouse (TV Series)
- Midnight Chimes (1955)
 1954 The Mickey Rooney Show (TV Series)
Madame Toledo
- The Seance (1954) ... Madame Toledo
 1954 Adventures of the Falcon (TV Series)
Cecelia Phelps / Anne Marshal / Concierge
- False Faces (1954) ... Cecelia Phelps
- The Case of the Deadly Welcome (1954) ... Anne Marshal
- Decision in Red (1954) ... Concierge
 1953 I Married Joan (TV Series)
- Honeymoon (1953) ... Betty (uncredited)
 1953 Schlitz Playhouse (TV Series)
 1952 Gang Busters (TV Series)
- The Case of Willie Sutton (1952) ... Helen
 1952 Dangerous Assignment (TV Series)
- The Civil War Map Story (1952) ... Zoe
 1950 Undercover Girl
Pat (nurse)
 1950 Cinderella
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1949 The Red Menace
Yvonne Kraus
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Appeared in hundreds of radio episodes beginning in 1935. Her first important roles were on 1930s soap operas including "Arnold Grimm's Daughter" (playing Dorothy, the titular character) and "Road of Life" playing Nurse Helen Gowan. In the mid-1940s she played Charlotte Wilson on "The Guiding Light". She frequently played ... See more »

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Betty Lou Murray

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Southern-born and bred, she started working in radio in Chicago in the 1930s, soon moving east to New York City where she appeared in several radio shows and soap operas including "Mr. First Nighter" where she appeared with Don Ameche and met and married her first husband, Joe Ainley. See more »

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