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Betty Garrett
Born (1919-05-23)May 23, 1919
Died February 12, 2011(2011-02-12) (agedĀ 91)
Nationality American
Occupation actress, singer, dancer

Betty Garrett (May 23, 1919 - February 12, 2011) was an American singer, dancer, and actor of movies, theatre, and television. She was best known for her work in movie musicals in the 1940s and 1950s. Her acting career was affected when her husband, Larry Parks, was called to the House Un-American Activities Committee. There he admitted having been in the Communist Party, and he gave names of other entertainment people who were in the Party.

Garrett has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She died of an aortic aneurysm.

Selected performances

Movies

  • On the Town, with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra
  • Neptune's Daughter, with Red Skelton

Plays

  • Meet Me in St. Louis
  • Follies

Television series

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