Betty Lawford

Betty Lawford (February 1, 1912 – November 20, 1960) was a United States-based English film and stage actress.

Betty Lawford
Lawford in 1945
Born(1912-02-01)February 1, 1912
DiedNovember 20, 1960(1960-11-20) (aged 48)
Years active1929-1947
Spouse(s)Monta Bell (1931-37; divorced)
Burton "Barry" Buchanan (1955-60; her death)
Parent(s)Ernest Lawford
Janet Slater Lawford

Her parents, Ernest Lawford[1] and Janet Slater Lawford, were also actors, and she was a cousin of the actor and socialite Peter Lawford.

Lawford's stage debut came in a Players' Club production of Henry IV. She followed that with appearances in Julius Caesar and The Lady Lies.[1] Her Broadway credits include Glamour Preferred (1940), Walk With Music (1940), The Women (1936), There's Wisdom in Women (1935), Heat Wave (1931), The Lady Lies (1928), and King Henry IV, Part I (1926).[2]

She was briefly married to the American actor-director Monta Bell.

She died at Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan, following an illness of three weeks.

Partial filmography


  1. "Really Wanted, Betty Lawford Heeded Coaxing". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. November 29, 1936. p. 38. Retrieved August 28, 2018 via
  2. "Betty Lawford". Internet Broadway Database. The Broadway League. Archived from the original on 29 August 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.

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