Betty Lynn

D.O.B: Aug 29, 1926 |

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elizabeth Ann Theresa Betty Lynn (born August 29, 1926) is a former American actress. She is best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Deputy Barney Fifes girlfriend, on The Andy Griffith Show.

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Elizabeth Ann Theresa Betty Lynn (born August 29, 1926) is a former American actress. She is best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Deputy Barney Fifes girlfriend, on The Andy Griffith Show. Betty Lynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri, Her mother, Elizabeth Ann Lynn, was an accomplished mezzo-soprano who taught Betty to sing and started her in the Kansas City Conservatory of Music when she was 5 years old. Lynn had little personal contact with her father, who once reportedly threatened to shoot her mother in the abdomen when she was pregnant. After Lynns birth, her mother once took shelter in a locked closet with the baby as her husband threatened the two. They divorced when Lynn was 5 years old. Lynns grandfather, George Andrew Lynn, a railroad engineer, took on the role of father as she grew up. Betty Lynn began her acting career in radio as a member of the cast on a daytime drama on a station in Kansas City. On Broadway, she appeared in Walk with Music (1940) and Oklahoma! (1943). She was discovered in a Broadway production by Darryl F. Zanuck and signed to 20th Century Fox.