|Date of Birth||1 November 1926 , East Chicago, Indiana, USA|
|Birth Name||Patricia Betsy Hrunek|
|Height||5' 7" (1.70 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Betsy Palmer was born Pamela Betsy Hrunek on November 1, 1926 in East Chicago, Indiana. She is probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees' mother in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before. Palmer was encouraged to play a young female officer co-starring with Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts (1955) and in another war film the same year, The Long Gray Line (1955). Throughout the late 1950s, Palmer was recognized as a news reporter on Today (1952) on NBC, then became largely involved in television; from then on she remained in made-for-TV films and notable guest appearances, and then appearing in the horror film Friday the 13th (1980), but continued on with television. Her film The Fear: Resurrection (1999) did not make much impact. Palmer today often spends her time between her home in New York City and Sedona, Arizona. She apparently was offered the role of Jason Voorhees' mother in Jason X (2001), but turned it down and said to use her original footage from Friday the 13th (1980).
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous
|Dr. Vincent J. Merendino||(8 May 1954 - 1971) (divorced) (1 child)|
|Friday the 13th (1980)||$10,000 ($1,000/day)|