Betty Buckley

Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American actress and singer.wikipedia
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Cats (musical)

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She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats.
Actresses Elaine Paige and Betty Buckley became particularly associated with the musical.

Eight Is Enough

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Buckley starred in the TV series Eight Is Enough from 1977 to 1981 and played gym teacher Ms. Collins in the 1976 film Carrie, before going on to star in the short-lived Broadway musical version of Carrie in 1988, playing Carrie White’s mother, Margaret.
He eventually met and fell in love with Sandra Sue "Abby" Abbott (Betty Buckley), a widowed schoolteacher who came to the house to tutor Tommy when he broke his leg in a football game.

Carrie (1976 film)

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Buckley starred in the TV series Eight Is Enough from 1977 to 1981 and played gym teacher Ms. Collins in the 1976 film Carrie, before going on to star in the short-lived Broadway musical version of Carrie in 1988, playing Carrie White’s mother, Margaret. Buckley appeared in the original movie version of Carrie in 1976, playing Miss Collins, Carrie's gym teacher.
The film also featured Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, Nancy Allen, William Katt, Betty Buckley, and John Travolta in supporting roles.

Tender Mercies

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Her other film roles include Dixie Scott in Tender Mercies (1983), Sondra Walker in Frantic (1988), Kathy in Another Woman (1988) and Mrs. Jones in The Happening (2008).
Robert Duvall plays the role of Mac; the supporting cast includes Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley, Ellen Barkin and Allan Hubbard.

Grizabella

She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats.
Betty Buckley originated the role in the 1982 Broadway production, earning the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance.

The Happening (2008 film)

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Her other film roles include Dixie Scott in Tender Mercies (1983), Sondra Walker in Frantic (1988), Kathy in Another Woman (1988) and Mrs. Jones in The Happening (2008).
The Happening is a 2008 American post-apocalyptic psychological thriller film written, co-produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan and starring Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo and Betty Buckley.

Split (2016 American film)

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She received a Saturn Award nomination for her role as Dr. Karen Fletcher in the 2016 film Split.
Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film and second installment in the Unbreakable film series written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan and starring James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, and Betty Buckley.

Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical

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She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats.

Frantic (film)

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Her other film roles include Dixie Scott in Tender Mercies (1983), Sondra Walker in Frantic (1988), Kathy in Another Woman (1988) and Mrs. Jones in The Happening (2008).
Dr. Richard Walker (Harrison Ford) is a surgeon visiting Paris with his wife Sondra (Betty Buckley) for a medical conference.

Pippin (musical)

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Her other Broadway credits include 1776 (1969), Pippin (1973), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1985).
Notable Broadway replacements include: Samuel E. Wright, Northern J. Calloway, Ben Harney, and Larry Riley as Leading Player; Michael Rupert and Dean Pitchford as Pippin; Betty Buckley as Catherine; Dorothy Stickney as Berthe; and Priscilla Lopez as Fastrada.

Another Woman

Her other film roles include Dixie Scott in Tender Mercies (1983), Sondra Walker in Frantic (1988), Kathy in Another Woman (1988) and Mrs. Jones in The Happening (2008).
Betty Buckley as Kathy

Hello, Dolly! (musical)

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She is set to star in the title role in the upcoming US national tour of Hello, Dolly.
Betty Buckley portrays the title role in the first national tour of the 2017 Broadway revival, which began performances in Cleveland, Ohio in October 2018 in the Connor Palace at Playhouse Square, after a tryout in Utica, New York in September 2018.

1776 (musical)

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Her other Broadway credits include 1776 (1969), Pippin (1973), and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1985).
Betty Buckley made her Broadway debut as Martha Jefferson in the original stage production.

Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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She went on to play Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (1994–96) in both London and New York, receiving a 1995 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, and was nominated for the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Triumph of Love.

Sunset Boulevard (musical)

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She went on to play Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (1994–96) in both London and New York, receiving a 1995 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, and was nominated for the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Triumph of Love.
The revamped musical had a new song, "Every Movie's A Circus", a new set, and new stars, Betty Buckley and John Barrowman.

Carrie (musical)

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Buckley starred in the TV series Eight Is Enough from 1977 to 1981 and played gym teacher Ms. Collins in the 1976 film Carrie, before going on to star in the short-lived Broadway musical version of Carrie in 1988, playing Carrie White’s mother, Margaret.
Hateley (who ultimately won a Theatre World Award) and other members of the UK cast remained with the show, but Cook was replaced by Betty Buckley (who had played the teacher Miss Collins in the 1976 film version).

Triumph of Love (musical)

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She went on to play Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (1994–96) in both London and New York, receiving a 1995 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, and was nominated for the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Triumph of Love.
The cast included Susan Egan as Léonide, Christopher Sieber as Agis, F. Murray Abraham as Hermocrates, Betty Buckley as Hesione, Nancy Opel as Corine, Roger Bart as Harlequin, and Kevin Chamberlin as Dimas.

Preacher (TV series)

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Her other television credits include the series Oz (2001–03), and the series Preacher (2018).
Betty Buckley as Marie "Gran'ma" L'Angelle, Jesse Custer's grandmother. This character first appears via flashback in the second season episode "Backdoors" played by Julie Oliver-Touchstone. (cameo season 2; main season 3)

Oz (TV series)

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Her other television credits include the series Oz (2001–03), and the series Preacher (2018).

Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical

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She went on to play Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard (1994–96) in both London and New York, receiving a 1995 Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical, and was nominated for the 1997 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for Triumph of Love.

Zeta Tau Alpha

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While a student at Texas Christian University, she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha.
Betty Buckley (Gamma Psi) – Tony Award winning theater, film, and television actress (Cats, Eight is Enough, Tender Mercies)

Norman Buckley

She has three brothers—Norman Buckley is a film editor and TV director, and Patrick and Michael Buckley are engineers.
He began his career as an assistant editor on the 1983 film Tender Mercies, which featured his sister, actress Betty Buckley, who helped him land the job after hearing that the film's editor was seeking a local assistant while on location in Waxahachie, Texas.

Carrie White

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Buckley starred in the TV series Eight Is Enough from 1977 to 1981 and played gym teacher Ms. Collins in the 1976 film Carrie, before going on to star in the short-lived Broadway musical version of Carrie in 1988, playing Carrie White’s mother, Margaret.
Her songs include "And Eve Was Weak," "Evening Prayers", and "I Remember How Those Boys Could Dance" (duets with Betty Buckley, who also played teacher Rita Dejardin in the 1976 film, as her mother) and the solos "I'm Not Alone" and "Carrie".

Big Spring, Texas

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Betty Lynn Buckley was born in Big Spring, Texas, and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, the daughter of Betty Bob (née Diltz), a dancer and journalist, and Ernest Lynn Buckley, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and former dean of engineering at South Dakota State University.
Betty Buckley is a Tony Award-winning theater, film, and television actress and singer.

Rita Desjardin

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Buckley appeared in the original movie version of Carrie in 1976, playing Miss Collins, Carrie's gym teacher.
In the 1976 film adaptation, the character was renamed Miss Collins and portrayed by Betty Buckley.