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Betty Lou Gerson Biography (1914-1999)
Born April 20, 1914, in Chattanooga, TN; died after a stroke, January 12, 1999, in Los Angeles, CA; married Joe Ainley (a radio producer; deceased); married Lew Lauria (an owner of a telephone answering service), 1966; stepchildren: (second marriage) Lynne, Don, Lou. Career: Actress.
- Birth Details
- April 20, 1914
- Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States
- Death Details
- January 12, 1999
- Los Angeles, California, United States
- Greta Bloch/Yvonne Kraus, The Red Menace, Republic, 1949
- Pat the nurse, Undercover Girl, Universal, 1950
- Narrator, Cinderella (animated), RKO, 1950
- Mrs. Lord, The Annapolis Story (also known as The Blue and theGold), Allied Artists, 1955
- Mrs. Ferguson, The Green-Eyed Blonde, Warner Bros., 1957
- Nurse Andersone, The Fly, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1958
- Kate Peacock, The Miracle of the Hills, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1959
- Voice of Cruella De Vil/Miss Birdwell, One Hundred and One Dalmatians (animated), Buena Vista, 1961
Mary Poppins, Buena Vista, 1964
- Voice of Francis the fish, Cats Don't Dance (animated), WarnerBros., 1997
- Agnes Sims, "The Case of the Lonely Heiress," Perry Mason, CBS, 1958
- Marjory Davis, "The Case of the Footloose Doll," Perry Mason, CBS,1959
- "One Mother Too Many," Wanted: Dead or Alive, CBS, 1960
- Trudie Braun, "The Case of the Cowardly Lion," Perry Mason, CBS, 1961
- Mrs. Fellows, "I'm No Henry Walden," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1963
- Hostess, "Who and Where Was Antonio Stradivarius," The Dick Van Dyke Show, CBS, 1963
- Cici, "Ring-a-Ding Girl," The Twilight Zone, CBS, 1963
- Appeared in episodes of 77 Sunset Strip and The Untouchables, both ABC.
First Nighter, NBC, 1935-36
Grand Hotel, NBC Blue, 1937-40
- Mary Marlin, The Story of Mary Marlin, NBC, 1938-41
Box 13, Mutual, 1948-49
- Appeared as Constance, Arnold Grimm's Daughter, CBS; in Aunt Mary; as Mercedes Colby, Don Winslow of the Navy, NBC Blue; as Sue, Flying Time; as Helen Adams, Girl Alone, NBC; as CharlotteBrandon, The Guiding Light, NBC; as Marilyn Larimore, Lonely Women, NBC; as Laura, Ma Perkins, NBC; in One Man's Family, NBC; as Helen Gowan Stephenson, The Road of Life, CBS; as Marilyn, Today's Children, NBC; as the title role (Karen Adams Harding), Woman in White, NBC; and in The Chicago Theatre of the Air, Mutual.
- Appeared in Cavalcade of America, CBS; Knickerbocker Playhouse, NBC; Lux Radio Theatre, NBC Blue and CBS; and The Railroad Hour, ABC and NBC.
- Buxton, Frank, and Bill Owen, The Big Broadcast, introduction by Henry Morgan, Viking (New York City), 1972.
Business Wire, January 14, 1999, p. 203.
Variety, January 18, 1999, p. 147.
Excite.com, January 15, 1999, http://www.nt.excite.com/news/r/990115/00/entertainment-gerson*
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