Betty Lynn : Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Cause of Death

Betty Lynn was an American actress know all about her in this article as like her Family, Net Worth, Parents, Husband, Children and Cause of Death

Name Betty Lynn
Birthdate ( Age) 29 August 1926
Place of Birth Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Nationality American
Marital Status  Never Married
Spouse/Partner None
Children None
Parents Elizabeth Ann Lynn
Education Not Known
Profession American actress
Net Worth $2 Million
Last Update October 2021

Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynnwas an American actress. She was best known for her role as Thelma Lou, Deputy Barney Fife’s girlfriend, on The Andy Griffith Show. 

During the 1940s and 1950s, she appeared in many films, including Sitting Pretty (1948), June Bride (1948), the original Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), and Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956).

Early Life and Family

Betty Lynn was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Her mother, Elizabeth Ann Lynn,was “an accomplished mezzo-soprano” who taught Betty to sing and enrolled her in the Kansas City Conservatory of Music when she was only five 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 Lynn’s 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. Lynn’s grandfather, George Andrew Lynn, a railroad engineer, took on the role of father as she grew up.

Betty Lynn Husband,Was Betty Lynn Married

Betty Lynn never married, although she stated she was once engaged.In 1950 in Los Angeles, Lynn bought a house, where her mother and grandparents moved in and lived with her for years. She thus assumed the off-screen roles of breadwinner and caretaker.

Betty Lynn Net Worth

Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynnwas an American actress has an estimated Net Worth around $2 Million in 2021.

Professional Career

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), Oklahoma! (1943),and Park Avenue (1946).She was discovered in a Broadway production by Darryl F. Zanuck and signed to 20th Century Fox.[8] A clause in her contract allowed the studio to drop her at six-month intervals, leading to recurring concerns for Lynn. She said, “I was a redhead with freckles and didn’t have a bosom. I prayed so hard they’d keep picking me up.”

Lynn made her film debut in the 1948 film Sitting Pretty, which won a Photoplay Gold Medal.That same year, she appeared in June Bride with Bette Davis followed by roles in Mother Is a Freshman (1949), Cheaper by the Dozen (1950), and Payment on Demand (1951).

Lynn replaced Patricia Kirkland in the role of Betty Blake in the CBS comedy, The Egg and I (1951-1952),and she played Pearl in the ABC comedy Love That Jill (1958).631  During this time she became neighbor to an infant Mark Evanier, who she has said became a close friend.

After guest-starring on various television series, including Schlitz Playhouse of Stars, The Gale Storm Show, Sugarfoot, and Markham, Lynn won the role of Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show. Despite playing the role for five years (1961–66), she appeared in only 26 episodes, and was never signed on to the show.

She recounted, “I didn’t want to leave Thelma Lou. I really loved her. I enjoyed her. She was sweet and kind, she was so fun to play, and I loved working with Don Knotts – he was so wonderful.”Following the end of The Andy Griffith Show, Lynn continued appearing in various television and film roles.

In 1986, she reprised the role of Thelma Lou in the reunion television movie Return to Mayberry, in which Thelma Lou and Barney Fife are finally married. In 2006, Lynn retired from acting and relocated to Mount Airy, North Carolina, the home town of Andy Griffith and the town on which Mayberry is believed to have been based despite Griffith’s claims to the contrary.Lynn herself has commented, “The longer I live here, the more I see things took from his hometown.”

Cause of Death

She died on October 16, 2021, after a brief illness, at the age of 95.A private burial service is planned in Culver City, California. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.