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Betty Thomas (I)


Betty Thomas was born July 27, 1947 in St. Louis, Missouri, graduating from Ohio University with a BA in fine arts. Initially sidetracked, Betty first taught school in Chicago but found herself restricted and needing more of an open forum for self-expression than a classroom. She found herself drawn inextricably to comedy. After toiling as a ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 6 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Howard Stern
Howard Stern Herself
(1997)
28 Days
28 Days Director
(2000)
John Tucker Must Die
(2006)
Troop Beverly Hills
Troop Beverly Hills Velda Plendor
(1989)

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 1989 Troop Beverly Hills
Velda Plendor
 1989 The Tracey Ullman Show (TV Series)
Miss Belts, Gym Teacher
- Francesca: A Physical Education (1989) ... Miss Belts, Gym Teacher
 1981-1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series)
Sgt. Lucy Bates / Officer Lucy Bates
- It Ain't Over Till It's Over (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- The Runner Falls on His Kisser (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- Days of Swine and Roses (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
- Dogsbreath Afternoon (1987) ... Sgt. Lucy Bates
 1987 Prison for Children (TV Movie)
Angela Brannon
 1985 ABC Afterschool Specials (TV Series)
Dr. Mary Lewis
- No Greater Gift (1985) ... Dr. Mary Lewis
 1983 When Your Lover Leaves (TV Movie)
Maude
 1982 Homework
Reddog's Secretary
 1982 Twilight Theater (TV Movie)
 1981 The Nashville Grab (TV Movie)
Maxine Pearce
 1980 Used Cars
Bunny
 1978 Outside Chance (TV Movie)
Katherine
 1978 Coming Attractions
Biker Chic #1
 1977-1978 CPO Sharkey (TV Series)
Seaman Daley
- Pruitt's Paradise (1978) ... Seaman Daley
- Don't Make Waves (1977) ... Seaman Daley
 1977 Dog and Cat (TV Movie)
Waitress
 1976 Chesty Anderson U.S. Navy
Party Guest #1
 1976 Jackson County Jail
Waitress
 1976 Tunnel Vision
Bridgit Bert Richards
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Other Works:

Unsold pilot: Appeared in a pilot for a proposed sitcom called "Good News, Bad News". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Article | 3 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Trivia:

A 1984 promo for the St. Louis NBC affiliate showed scenes from several NBC shows, including one from Hill Street Blues (1981), featuring St. Louis native Betty Thomas. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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