Betty Thomas (I)


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Betty Thomas was born July 27, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from Ohio University with a BA in fine arts. Initially sidetracked, Betty first taught school in Chicago but found herself restricted and needing more of an open forum for self-expression than a classroom. She found herself drawn inextricably to comedy. After toiling as a ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 7 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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(1997)
28 Days Director
(2000)
(2006)
Troop Beverly Hills Velda Plendor
(1989)

Filmography

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 2018 Kidding (TV Series)
Betty Thomas
- Green Means Go (2018) ... Betty Thomas
 1989 Troop Beverly Hills
Velda Plendor
 1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Gym teacher
- Episode #3.10 (1989) ... Gym teacher
 1981-1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Officer Lucy Bates / Sgt. Lucy Bates / Sgt. Lucille Bates / ...
- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- The Runner Falls on His Kisser (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- Days of Swine and Roses (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- Dogsbreath Afternoon (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
 1987 Prison for Children (TV Movie)
Angela Brannon
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Dr. Mary Lewis
- No Greater Gift (1985) ... Dr. Mary Lewis
 1983 When Your Lover Leaves (TV Movie)
Maude
 1982 Homework
Reddog's Secretary
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
 1981 The Nashville Grab (TV Movie)
Maxine Pearce
 1980 Used Cars
Bunny
 1978 Outside Chance (TV Movie)
Katherine
 1978 Coming Attractions
Biker Chic #1
 1977-1978 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Seaman Daley
- Pruitt's Paradise (1978) ... Seaman Daley
- Don't Make Waves (1977) ... Seaman Daley
 1977 Dog and Cat (TV Movie)
Waitress
 1976 Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy
Party Guest #1
 1976 Jackson County Jail
Waitress
 1976 Tunnel Vision
Bridgit Bert Richards
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Other Works:

Music video: Directed AC/DC video "You Shook Me All Night Long". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Douglas Thomas
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On Hill Street Blues she received seven Emmy nominations (one for each season of the show) for best actress, more than any other member of the cast. She won only once in 1985 and her acceptance speech was unintentionally comical. Thinking that the time of the announcement of the winner for her category wasn't due, she stepped out to go to the bathroom. Whether she was delayed or the award was ... See more »

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