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Betty Buckley

American actress and singer

Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American actress and singer.[1] She won a 1983 Tony Award for Best Actress Featured in a Musical for her role in the original Broadway play Cats.

Betty Buckley
Betty Buckley 2009.jpg
Buckley in December 2009
Born
Betty Lynn Buckley

(1947-07-03) July 3, 1947 (age 72)
Big Spring, Texas, U.S.
Alma materTexas Christian University
OccupationActress, singer
Years active1964–present
Notable work
Miss Collins in Stephen King's Carrie (1976)
Dixie Scott in Tender Mercies (1983)
Sondra Walker in Frantic (1988)
Mrs. Jones in The Happening (2008)
Grizabella in "Cats" (1982)
TelevisionEight Is Enough (1977–1981)
Spouse(s)
Peter Flood
(m. 1972; div. 1979)
RelativesNorman Buckley, Patrick Buckley, Michael Buckley (brothers)
Websitebettybuckley.com

Buckley later played Norma Desmond in the 1994-96 play Sunset Boulevard. She was nominated for a 1995 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical.[2] Her other Broadway credits include 1776 and Pippin.

Buckley also acted in the series Eight is Enough from 1977 to 1981. Other acts include playing Ms. Collins in Carrie (1976). Other acts include the musical version of Carrie in 1988 and playing Mrs. Jones in The Happening (2008).

Buckley was born in Big Spring, Texas.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Betty Buckley". Oldies.com. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
  2. "Betty Buckley". Film Reference. Retrieved July 2, 2019.