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Betty Hutton (I) (1921–2007)


Betty Hutton was born Elizabeth June Thornburg on February 26, 1921, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Two years later Betty's father decided that the family way of life wasn't for him, so he left (he committed suicide 16 years later). Having to fend for themselves, Mrs. Thornburg moved the family to Detroit to find work in the numerous auto factories ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Known For

L.A. Confidential
L.A. Confidential Soundtrack
(1997)
Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Get Your Gun Annie Oakley
(1950)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek Trudy Kockenlocker
(1944)

Filmography

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 1977 Baretta (TV Series)
Velma
- Everybody Pays the Fare (1977) ... Velma
 1965 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
Molly McConnell
- Bad Lady from Brookline (1965) ... Molly McConnell
 1964-1965 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Rena Zito / Carlene Glory
- Who Killed the Thirteenth Clown? (1965) ... Rena Zito
- Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee? (1964) ... Carlene Glory
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Julia Dana
- The Glorious Days of the Used to Be (1964) ... Julia Dana
 1957 Spring Reunion
Margaret 'Maggie' Brewster
 1954 Satins and Spurs (TV Movie)
Cindy Smathers
 1952 Somebody Loves Me
Blossom 'Bloss' Seeley
 1952 Sailor Beware
Hetty Button (uncredited)
 1946 Cross My Heart
Peggy Harper
 1945 Hollywood Victory Caravan (Short)
Betty Hutton
 1945 Duffy's Tavern
Betty Hutton
 1944 Skirmish on the Home Front (Short)
Emily Average
 1943 Happy Go Lucky
Bubbles Hennessy
 1942 The Fleet's In
Bessie Dale
 1940 One for the Book (Short)
Cinderella
 1939 Public Jitterbug No. 1 (Short)
Betty
 1939 Three Kings and a Queen (Short)
Betty Hutton
 1938 Queens of the Air (Short)
Betty Hutton
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Stage: Appeared (as "Hope Springfield"; replacement actor) in "Fade Out - Fade In" on Broadway. Musical comedy. Music by Jule Styne. Lyrics / material by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Musical Direction by Colin Romoff. Music orchestrated by Ralph Burns and Ray Ellis. Vocal arrangements by Buster Davis. Dance arrangements by Richard ... See more »

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3 Print Biographies | 11 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Betty Jane Boyer | Betty Darling

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I am not a great singer and I am not a great dancer, but I am a great actress, and nobody ever let me act except [director] Preston Sturges. He believed in me. See more »

Trivia:

Daughter of Percy (1896-1937) and Mabel (née Lumm) Thornburg (1901-1967). Both were born and raised in Nebraska. See more »

Trademark:

Lisp, breathless voice

Star Sign:

Pisces

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