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Betty Garde Biography (1905-1989)
Born September 19, 1905, in Philadelphia, PA; died December 25, 1989, in Hollywood, CA; daughter of Charles Pierie Garde and Katherine M. (Cropper) Garde;married Frank Lennon (a master electrician; deceased, 1987).
- Birth Details
- September 19, 1905
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
- Death Details
- December 25, 1989
- Hollywood, California, United States
Credits; STAGE APPEARANCES
- (Stage debut) Maid, Nice People, Broadway Theatre, Philadelphia, PA, 1922.
- (Broadway debut) Alma Borden, Easy Come, Easy Go, Cohan Theatre, 1925.
- Gloria Hall, The Social Register, Fulton Theatre, New York City, 1931.
- Millie, The Best People, Waldorf Theatre, New York City, 1933.
- Emma Wallace, The Primrose Path, Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 1939.
- Aunt Eller, Oklahoma!, St. James Theatre, New York City, 1943.
- Sarah Rock, A Little Evil, Playhouse Theatre, Wilmington, DE, 1952.
- Aunt Eller, Oklahoma!, New York City Center, 1958 and 1963.
- Mrs. Gordon, Agatha Sue, I Love You, Henry Miller's Theatre, New York City, 1966.
- Dante, Stephen D, East 74th Street Theatre, New York City, 1967.
- Mrs. Greenhouse, The Sponsor, Peachtree Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, 1975.
- Also appeared as Liliom, Madame Muscat, Westport, CT, 1941; Frosine, TheMiser, Downtown National Theatre, 1955. Company member, Mae Desmond Players,Philadelphia, PA, 1922-24; played leading roles with the Wright Players, MI,1927-30.
Credits; MAJOR TOURS
- Gertrude Lennox, Meet the Wife, U.S. Army installations overseas, 1945.
- Also appeared as Julia Winters, The Poor Nut, 1926. Appeared in The Nervous Wreck; Easy Come, Easy Go.
Credits; FILM APPEARANCES
- (Film debut) The Lady Lies, Astoria Studios, 1929.
- Florence Cole, Queen High, Paramount, 1930.
- Madge Sloane, Damaged Love, Worldwide Sonart, 1931.
- Hattie Henery, Girl Habit, Paramount, 1931.
- Dorothy White, Secrets of a Secretary, Paramount, 1931.
- Kitty Stark, Caged, Warner Brothers, 1950.
- Mirna, The Prince Who Was a Thief, Universal, 1951.
- Mrs. O'Dell, One Desire, Universal, 1955.
- Miss Bettenhausen, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1962.
- Also appeared in Call Northside 777, 1948; Cry of the City, 1948.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SERIES
- Regular, Kobb's Korner, CBS, 1948.
- Regular, Easy Aces, Dumont, 1949.
- Abigail Millikan, The World of Mr. Sweeny, NBC, 1954.
- Mattie Lane, The Edge of Night, CBS, 1956, and ABC, 1975.
- Aggie Larkin, The Real McCoys, ABC, 1962, and CBS, 1963.
Credits; OTHER TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Hands of Murders (episodic), Dumont, 1949.
- Starlight Theater (episodic), CBS, 1950.
- Guest star, "A Woman's Work is Never Done", Honeymooners, CBS, 1955.
- One Step Beyond (episodic), ABC, 1959.
- Aunt Sadie, All the Way Home (special), NBC, 1971.
- Also appeared in Twilight Zone, Hallmark Hall of Fame, and The Untouchables.
Credits; RADIO APPEARANCES
- The Eddie Cantor Show, Lux Radio Theatre, 1935-37.
- Also appeared as Belle, Lorenzo Jones. Appeared in Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch; My Son and I; Gangbusters; The Kate Smith Show; The Aldrich Family; Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre of the Air; Jack Pearl Show; NBC Theater ofthe Air; Easy Aces. Did voiceover for Jergens commercial on Walter Winchell program.
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES; PERIODICALS
- Variety, January 10, 1990.
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