Betsy Blair

Betsy Blair


Betsy Blair was born in Cliffside, New Jersey, a child model before finding work as a chorus dancer at the early age of 15. She received her first mini-break on Broadway in "Panama Hattie" in 1940 delivering a single line, but by the next year she had copped the ingénue lead in William Saroyan's "The Beautiful People." At around the same time, she met dancer extraordinaire Gene Kelly and married him in 1940. Despite her background in dance, Betsy was admittedly not in the same league as a Vera-Ellen, Cyd Charisse, or Ann Miller, so she was never afforded the opportunity to glide with Gene in films. Moreover, she never even appeared in a musical film.
  • When was
    Betsy Blair born?

    Betsy Blair was born on Tuesday, December 11, 1923

  • Where was
    Betsy Blair born?

    Betsy Blair was born in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, USA

  • How old was
    Betsy Blair when they died?

    Betsy Blair was 85

  • When did Betsy Blair die?

    Betsy Blair died on
    Friday, March 13, 2009

  • How tall is Betsy Blair?

    Betsy Blair is 5'6"(1.68m)

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