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Betty Garrett - Archive Interview Part 1 of 5

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Uploaded on Mar 25, 2008

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5-part interview with Actress Betty Garrett. Garrett talked about her early years training at the Neighborhood Playhouse and with Martha Graham in New York in the 1930s. She described her stage debut in 1938 in Orson Welles and John Houseman's Mercury Theatre production of "Danton's Death." She described her other stage roles, such as "Something for the Boys" with Ethel Merman and "Laffing Room Only" with Olsen and Johnson. She discussed her movie career at MGM and the dark days of the Hollywood Blacklist that affected her and her husband, Larry Parks. She talked about her first work in TV in its earliest days in Chicago and on such New York shows as All Star Revue and Texaco Command Appearance. She talked about her television work in the 1960s in The Art Carney Specials, The Chevy Show, The Lloyd Bridges Show, and The Fugitive. She described the two television roles for which she is most identified, "Irene Lorenzo" on All in the Family and "Edna Babbish" on Laverne & Shirley. Finally she commented on her guest appearances in such series as Murder She Wrote, The Golden Girls, and Becker.

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