Betsy Palmer (1926–2015)

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KNOWN FOR 
I've Got a Secret (1955-1967) | Friday the 13th (1980) | Building the Bad House: Making 'Penny Dreadful' (2007)
AWARDS 
1 win & 1 nomination More »
AKA 
Betsy Clark
BORN 
Nov 1, 1926 (died May 29, 2015)
HEIGHT 
5' 7" (1.70m)

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Past Film & Video (18 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
Past Television (46 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for As the World TurnsAs the World Turns (TV Series) Suzanne Becker (1982)  Less 1956–2010
  • Primary photo for FreakyLinksFreakyLinks (TV Series) Betty ( 1 episode, 2001 )  Less 2001 1
  • Primary photo for Hang TimeHang Time (TV Series) Sweet Old Lady ( 1 episode, 2000 )  Less 2000 1
  • Primary photo for Just Shoot Me!Just Shoot Me! (TV Series) Rhonda ( 1 episode, 1998 )  Less 1998 1
  • Primary photo for Still Not Quite HumanStill Not Quite Human (TV Movie) Aunt Mildred  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for Deep Dish TVDeep Dish TV (TV Movie) Actress  Less 1992
  • Primary photo for ColumboColumbo (TV Series) Martha Lamarr ( 1 episode, 1991 )  Less 1991 1
  • Primary photo for Knots LandingKnots Landing (TV Series) Virginia Bullock ( 29 episodes, 1989–1990 )  Less 1989–1990 29
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  • Primary photo for Murder, She WroteMurder, She Wrote (TV Series) Valerie / Lila Norris ( 2 episodes, 1985–1989 )  Less 1985–1989 2
  • Primary photo for Goddess of LoveGoddess of Love (TV Movie) Hera  Less 1988
  • Primary photo for Out of This WorldOut of This World (TV Series) Donna's Mom ( 2 episodes, 1987–1988 )  Less 1987–1988 2
  • Primary photo for Windmills of the GodsWindmills of the Gods (TV Mini-series) Mrs. Hart Brisbane ( 2 episodes, 1988 )  Less 1988 2
  • Primary photo for NewhartNewhart (TV Series) Gayle Crowley ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for Charles in ChargeCharles in Charge (TV Series) Gloria ( 1 episode, 1987 )  Less 1987 1
  • Primary photo for T.J. HookerT.J. Hooker (TV Series) Anne Armstrong ( 1 episode, 1983 )  Less 1983 1
    • Vengeance Is Mine (Feb 5, 1983) Anne Armstrong (as Betsy Clark)  Less
  • Primary photo for MaggieMaggie (TV Series) Virginia Sullivan ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for The Love BoatThe Love Boat (TV Series) Millicent Holton ( 1 episode, 1982 )  Less 1982 1
  • Primary photo for Isabel's ChoiceIsabel's Choice (TV Movie) Ellie Fineman  Less 1981
  • Primary photo for Number 96Number 96 (TV Series) Maureen Galloway (1980-1981)  Less 1980–1981
  • Primary photo for CHiPsCHiPs (TV Series) Betsy Palmer ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980 1
  • Primary photo for Love, American StyleLove, American Style (TV Series) Barbara Kreitman (segment "Love and the Ghost") ( 1 episode, 1972 )  Less 1972 1
  • Primary photo for A Punt, a Pass, and a PrayerA Punt, a Pass, and a Prayer (TV Movie) Nancy  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 4 episodes, 1962–1963 ) , Performer ("Embraceable You") ( 1 episode, 1962 ) , Performer ("Tea For Two") ( 1 episode, 1962 ) , Performer ("Always True To You In My Fashion", "Some Enchanted Evening") ( 1 episode, 1963 ) , Performer ("Some Enchanted Evening") ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962–1963 4
    • Episode dated 13 May 1963 (May 13, 1963) Herself - Panelist, Performer ("Always True To You In My Fashion", "Some Enchanted Evening")  Less
    • Episode dated 31 December 1962 (Dec 31, 1962) Herself - Panelist, Performer ("Some Enchanted Evening") (uncredited)  Less
    • Episode dated 7 May 1962 (May 7, 1962) Herself - Panelist, Performer ("Embraceable You") (uncredited)  Less
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  • Primary photo for The United States Steel HourThe United States Steel Hour (TV Series) Mrs. Lizzie Newberry / Honoria McCord / Anne Gaines / Naomi / Sue Swales ( 9 episodes, 1954–1960 )  Less 1954–1960 9
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  • Primary photo for Our American HeritageOur American Heritage (TV Series) Catherine Miller ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for Sunday ShowcaseSunday Showcase (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1959 )  Less 1959 1
  • Primary photo for The Ballad of Louie the LouseThe Ballad of Louie the Louse (TV Movie) Tina Adams  Less 1959
  • Primary photo for Playhouse 90Playhouse 90 (TV Series) Kitty Duval / Emmy Verdon ( 2 episodes, 1958 )  Less 1958 2
  • Primary photo for Climax!Climax! (TV Series) Connie Rankin Hill / Fran Coates / Elizabeth ( 3 episodes, 1956–1957 )  Less 1956–1957 3
  • Primary photo for Kraft Television TheatreKraft Television Theatre (TV Series) Actress ( 3 episodes, 1956–1957 )  Less 1956–1957 3
  • Primary photo for Studio OneStudio One (TV Series) Ann Meade / Edith Olmstead / Mimi / Maureen Drew / Dony Waller / Ellen Morrison ( 8 episodes, 1953–1957 )  Less 1953–1957 8
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  • Primary photo for Goodyear Television PlayhouseGoodyear Television Playhouse (TV Series) Paula Ferris ( 6 episodes, 1954–1957 )  Less 1954–1957 6
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  • Primary photo for The Alcoa HourThe Alcoa Hour (TV Series) Ann Fenn ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957 1
  • Primary photo for Star StageStar Stage (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for The Philco Television PlayhouseThe Philco Television Playhouse (TV Series) Janice Gans / Virginia ( 4 episodes, 1953–1956 )  Less 1953–1956 4
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  • Primary photo for Front Row CenterFront Row Center (TV Series) Emily ( 1 episode, 1956 )  Less 1956 1
  • Primary photo for Armstrong Circle TheatreArmstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series) Actress ( 3 episodes, 1953–1955 )  Less 1953–1955 3
  • Primary photo for Appointment with AdventureAppointment with Adventure (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1955 )  Less 1955 1
  • Primary photo for Lux Video TheatreLux Video Theatre (TV Series) Intermission Guest ( 2 episodes, 1954 )  Less 1954 2
  • Primary photo for The WebThe Web (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Inner SanctumInner Sanctum (TV Series) Karen ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for I'll Buy ThatI'll Buy That (TV Series) Assistant  Less 1953–1954
  • Primary photo for Janet Dean, Registered NurseJanet Dean, Registered Nurse (TV Series) The Jinx Nurse ( 1 episode, 1954 )  Less 1954 1
  • Primary photo for Campbell PlayhouseCampbell Playhouse (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for DangerDanger (TV Series) Actress ( 1 episode, 1953 )  Less 1953 1
  • Primary photo for Martinsville, U.S.A.Martinsville, U.S.A. (TV Series) Unknown (1951)  Less 1951– 
Self (46 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for Broadway: Beyond the Golden AgeBroadway: Beyond the Golden Age Herself  Less 2018
  • Primary photo for Jon Finch: The Ultimate ImpresarioJon Finch: The Ultimate Impresario (Video) Herself  Less 2011 $10K
  • Primary photo for Into the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.comInto the Pit: The Shocking Story of Deadpit.com Herself  Less 2009 $10K
  • Primary photo for The Bob ShowThe Bob Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2009 )  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for His Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13thHis Name Was Jason: 30 Years of Friday the 13th (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Friday's Legacy: Horror ConventionsFriday's Legacy: Horror Conventions (Video) Self  Less 2009
  • Primary photo for Behind the Scenes Preview of 'Bell Witch: The Movie'Behind the Scenes Preview of 'Bell Witch: The Movie' (TV Movie) Herself  Less 2008
  • Primary photo for Building the Bad House: Making 'Penny Dreadful'Building the Bad House: Making 'Penny Dreadful' (Video) Herself  Less 2007
  • Primary photo for Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher FilmGoing to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Betsy Palmer: A Scream Queen LegendBetsy Palmer: A Scream Queen Legend (Video) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Texas Frightmare Weekend 2006Texas Frightmare Weekend 2006 (Video) Herself  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for The Hollywood GreatsThe Hollywood Greats (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2006 )  Less 2006
  • Primary photo for Super Secret Movie RulesSuper Secret Movie Rules (TV Series) Herself ("Mrs. Voorhees" - Friday the 13th) ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
    • Slashers (2004) Herself ("Mrs. Voorhees" - Friday the 13th)  Less
  • Primary photo for The 100 Scariest Movie MomentsThe 100 Scariest Movie Moments (TV Mini-series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2004 )  Less 2004
  • Primary photo for Return to Crystal Lake: Making 'Friday the 13th'Return to Crystal Lake: Making 'Friday the 13th' (Video) Herself  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Living FamouslyLiving Famously (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2003 )  Less 2003
  • Primary photo for Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie StarJoan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (TV Movie) Herself - Actress  Less 2002
  • Primary photo for Television: The First Fifty YearsTelevision: The First Fifty Years (Video) Herself - Interviewee  Less 1999
  • Primary photo for Family FeudFamily Feud (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1984 )  Less 1984
  • Primary photo for CHiPsCHiPs (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for Ryan's HopeRyan's Hope (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1980 )  Less 1980
  • Primary photo for The New Candid CameraThe New Candid Camera (TV Series) Herself / Co-Host  Less 1974–1979
  • Primary photo for The $10,000 PyramidThe $10,000 Pyramid (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant ( 1 episode, 1973 )  Less 1973
  • Primary photo for The Mike Douglas ShowThe Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) Herself - Actress / Herself / Herself - Co-Hostess ( 3 episodes, 1966–1971 )  Less 1966–1971
  • Primary photo for Girl TalkGirl Talk (TV Series) Herself - Host / Herself ( 2 episodes, 1967–1970 )  Less 1967–1970
  • Primary photo for You're Putting Me OnYou're Putting Me On (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode )  Less 1969– 
  • Primary photo for PersonalityPersonality (TV Series) Herself ( 4 episodes, 1967–1968 )  Less 1967–1968
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  • Primary photo for TodayToday (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1968 )  Less 1968
  • Primary photo for The Joey Bishop ShowThe Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for Snap JudgmentSnap Judgment (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1967 )  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for I've Got a SecretI've Got a Secret (TV Series) Herself - Panelist / Herself - Moderator ( 377 episodes, 1955–1967 )  Less 1955–1967
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  • Primary photo for The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonThe Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (TV Series) Herself - Guest / Herself ( 12 episodes, 1962–1967 )  Less 1962–1967
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  • Primary photo for Celebrity DoubletalkCelebrity Doubletalk (TV Movie) Herself  Less 1967
  • Primary photo for The Face Is FamiliarThe Face Is Familiar (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode )  Less 1966– 
  • Primary photo for Toast of the TownToast of the Town (TV Series) Herself ( 4 episodes, 1955–1965 )  Less 1955–1965
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  • Primary photo for To Tell the TruthTo Tell the Truth (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 3 episodes, 1957–1965 )  Less 1957–1965
  • Primary photo for PasswordPassword (TV Series) Herself - Celebrity Contestant ( 9 episodes, 1961–1964 )  Less 1961–1964
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  • Primary photo for Candid CameraCandid Camera (TV Series) Herself - Guest ( 1 episode, 1964 )  Less 1964
  • Primary photo for The Price Is RightThe Price Is Right (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1963 )  Less 1963
  • Primary photo for Talent ScoutsTalent Scouts (TV Series) Herself ( 1 episode, 1962 )  Less 1962
  • Primary photo for What's My Line?What's My Line? (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 2 episodes, 1960–1961 )  Less 1960–1961
  • Primary photo for The Garry Moore ShowThe Garry Moore Show (TV Series) Herself ( 2 episodes, 1959–1960 )  Less 1959–1960
  • Primary photo for Tonight Starring Jack PaarTonight Starring Jack Paar (TV Series) Herself ( 4 episodes, 1958–1959 )  Less 1958–1959
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  • Primary photo for What's It ForWhat's It For (TV Series) Herself - Panelist (1957-1958)  Less 1957–1958
  • Primary photo for Masquerade PartyMasquerade Party (TV Series) Herself - Panelist ( 1 episode, 1957 )  Less 1957
  • Primary photo for Wheel of FortuneWheel of Fortune (TV Series) Herself - Host (1952-1953)  Less 1952–1953
Archive Footage (9 titles)YEARBUDGETU.S. GROSS
  • Primary photo for 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (TV Special) Herself - In Memoriam (archive footage)  Less 2016
  • Primary photo for Friday the 13th: No Man's LandFriday the 13th: No Man's Land Mrs. Voorhees (archive footage)  Less 2010
  • Primary photo for Pioneers of TelevisionPioneers of Television (TV Mini-series) Herself ( 1 episode, 2008 )  Less 2008
    • Game Shows (Jan 23, 2008) Herself (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Cinemassacre's Monster MadnessCinemassacre's Monster Madness (TV Series) Mrs. Pamela Voorhees ( 1 episode, 2007 )  Less 2007
    • Friday the 13th (Oct 22, 2007) Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (archive footage)  Less
  • Primary photo for Candid Camera: 5 Decades of SmilesCandid Camera: 5 Decades of Smiles (Video) Herself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for James Dean: Forever YoungJames Dean: Forever Young Herself (archive footage)  Less 2005
  • Primary photo for The Knots Landing Block PartyThe Knots Landing Block Party (TV Special) Virginia Bullock (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less 1993
  • Primary photo for Friday the 13th: The Final ChapterFriday the 13th: The Final Chapter Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (archive footage)  Less 1984 $2.6MM $33MM
  • Primary photo for Friday the 13th Part IIIFriday the 13th Part III Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (archive footage)  Less 1982 $2.3MM $37MM

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