Betty Lynn Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Betty Lynn Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth August 29, 1926
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Eye Color Dark Brown

Betty Lynn is a retired American actress who has 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 has 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.

Born Name

Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn

Nick Name

Betty

Betty Lynn as seen while posing for a picture alongside Ian Oliver Martin in Mount Airy, North Carolina in April 2011
Betty Lynn as seen while posing for a picture alongside Ian Oliver Martin in Mount Airy, North Carolina in April 2011 (Ian Oliver Martin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

Residence

She resides in an assisted-living facility in Mount Airy, North Carolina, United States.

Nationality

American

Education

Betty Lynn attended the Kansas City Conservatory of Music.

Occupation

Actress

Family

  • Mother – Elizabeth Ann Lynn (Mezzo-Soprano)
  • Others – George Andrew Lynn (Grandfather) (Railroad Engineer)

Manager

Betty Lynn is represented by Andy Griffith Museum, Museum, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina, United States.

Build

Large

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Betty Lynn (Center) as seen in a picture along with Giovanna Rayburn and Randy Rayburn in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina in April 2015
Betty Lynn (Center) as seen in a picture along with Giovanna Rayburn and Randy Rayburn in Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina in April 2015 (Horsemannc1957 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Usually sports short hair
  • Deep-set eyes

Betty Lynn Facts

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Her grandfather George Andrew Lynn served as the father figure in her life.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Betty Lynn was inducted into the Missouri Walk of Fame in 2007.
  8. 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.

Featured Image by Ian Oliver Martin / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0

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