DANBURY, Conn. – Danbury resident Betsy Palmer, a longtime film and TV actress whose career spanned 50-plus years, died May 29, the New York Times reported . She was 88.
Born Patricia Betsy Hrunek in East Chicago, Ind., on Nov. 1, 1926, Palmer's career featured stints on game shows like “I've Got A Secret,” Broadway productions of “Cactus Flower” and “Same Time Next Year” and parts in “Mister Roberts” and “The Tin Star.”
Her best-known role was as Mrs. Voorhees in 1980's “Friday the 13th,” taking the part only because she needed the money to buy a new car, noted the Times.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.