Betty Lou Holland

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Betty Lou Holland (born December 25, 1926) is an American actress who worked on stage, in television, and in film during the decades of the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s. She is best known for her work on Broadway and as a lead in a 1960 television adaptation of The Devil and Daniel Webster.

Biography[edit]

Betty Lou Holland was born in New York City, she began acting on the stage in the 1940s and appeared on Broadway. She was in Call Me Mister, Annie Get Your Gun, and The Devil's Disciple.[1]

In The Member of the Wedding, the actress was in her 20s when she played a 12 year old.[2]

She continued to act on stage through the 1950s, playing a leading role in Six Characters in Search of an Author,[3] and the George Bernard Shaw play, The Devil's Disciple.[4]

Holland acted in television programs in the 1950s. Holland was one of the principal roles of the NBC television adaptation of The Devil and Daniel Webster.[5]

Holland played in the NBC-television special, Johnny Belinda in 1958.[6] She also appeared in a TV version of Daphne Du Maurier's The Birds on the CBS series Danger on May 31, 1955.[citation needed]

She was in only two motion pictures, playing the role of Mrs. Faulkner, mother of Kim Stanley's character, in The Goddess (1958)[7] and playing Roz Moreland in The Man in the Net (1959).[8]

In The Goddess, Holland recalls that the religious conversion scene, which was long, was applauded by the Hollywood crew, not for the acting, but because all actors had remembered their lines.[9]

Personal life[edit]

She married Robert Cordier, a Belgian-Franco-American director and poet, in January 1962[10] in New York. They have two children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biltmore Presents 'The Member of the Wedding'". Covina Argus Citizen. December 7, 1951. Retrieved January 29, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  2. ^ "Miss Ethel Waters Coming to Hershey". Lebanon Daily News. April 3, April 1952. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Gaver, Jack (March 25, 1956). "TheBest Stay On Broadway". Anderson Sunday Herald. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  4. ^ "Miss Betty Lou Holland". Bluefield Daily Telegraph. April 9, 1950. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  5. ^ "'The Devil and Daniel Webster'". Cedar Rapids Gazette. February 14, 1960. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  6. ^ Ewald, William (September 5, 1958). "Television in Review". Redlands Daily Facts. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  7. ^ "Bold and Daring - 'The Goddess' Opens Sunday New Ames Theatredate=October 11, 1958". Ames Daily Tribune. Retrieved January 19, 2016 – via Newspaper Archive.
  8. ^ "Filmography". The New York Times. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  9. ^ Krampner, Jon (2006). Female Brando: The Legend of Kim Stanley. Back Stage Books. p. 131. ISBN 9780823088478.
  10. ^ Styron, Rose, ed. (2012). Selected Letters of William Styron. Random House. p. 316. ISBN 9781400068067.

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