|Betty Lynn Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 4 in|
|Date of Birth||August 29, 1926|
|Date of Death||October 16, 2021|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Betty Lynn was a retired American actress who had gained immense popularity with her role as Thelma Lou in the famous situation comedy television series, The Andy Griffith Show. In addition to that, she had also been cast in many other roles in shows and movies such as Barbara Brinker in June Bride, Young Bride in Meet Me in Las Vegas, Ginger in Sitting Pretty, Marge Colby in Take Care of My Little Girl, Bridget in Little House on the Prairie, and Sylvia in The Farmer’s Daughter.
Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn
Betty Lynn was born on August 29, 1926.
Betty passed away at the age of 95 on October 16, 2021, after a brief illness.
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
She resided in an assisted-living facility in Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States.
Betty Lynn attended the Kansas City Conservatory of Music.
- Mother – Elizabeth Ann Lynn (Mezzo-Soprano)
- Others – George Andrew Lynn (Grandfather) (Railroad Engineer)
Betty Lynn was represented by Andy Griffith Museum, Museum, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, United States.
5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm
70 kg or 154.5 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Usually sported short hair
- Deep-set eyes
Betty Lynn Facts
- She was encouraged by her mother to pursue music as she herself was an accomplished musician and Betty was enrolled at the Kansas City Conservatory of Music at the age of 5.
- Allegedly, her father once threatened to shoot her pregnant mother in the abdomen and after Betty’s birth, her mother had to once take shelter in a locked closet with her child because her husband had threatened her. Later, her parents divorced when Betty Lynn was 5 years old.
- Her grandfather George Andrew Lynn served as the father figure in her life.
- Betty Lynn made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of Ginger in the 1948 comedy film, Sitting Pretty, which starred Robert Young, Maureen O’Hara, and Clifton Webb.
- In October 1951, she made her TV show debut in an episode titled Never Wave at a WAC of the comedy-drama show, Schlitz Playhouse.
- She was considered for the role of the mother of Christine Jorgensen in the 1970 drama film, The Christine Jorgensen Story. However, she turned down the offer.
- Betty Lynn was inducted into the Missouri Walk of Fame in 2007.
- She was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor in North Carolina, on August 30, 2016, by North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest.
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