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Betsy Jones-Moreland (1930–2006)

Betsy Jones-Moreland once said that she never decided to be an actress, it just happened, one step after the other, and that she resisted all the way. She started out doing office work in New York, working for the organization that owned TV shows like Gabby Hayes and Howdy Doody. To overcome shyness, she took an acting class, and to prove to ... See full bio »


(age 76) in El Monte, California, USA

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Creature from the Haunted Sea Mary-Belle Monahan
Last Woman on Earth Evelyn Gern
Ben Casey Claire / Dr. Doris Kane / Elly Galanos
Toma Manager


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 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (TV Movie)
Judge Elinor Harrelson
 1993 Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal (TV Movie)
Judge Elinor Harrelson
 1992 Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing (TV Movie)
Judge Elinor Harrelson
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (TV Movie)
Judge Elinor Harrelson
 1991 Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (TV Movie)
Judge Elinor Harrelson
 1990 Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (TV Movie)
The Judge
 1979 Joni
Mrs. Barber
 1978 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Murder with Pretty People (1978) ... Karen
 1976 Gibbsville (TV Series)
- Afternoon Waltz (1976)
 1976 The Last Tycoon
Lady Writer
 1976 Gable and Lombard
Party Guest
 1975 The Hindenburg
Stewardess Imhoff
 1974 Police Story (TV Series)
Motel Owner #2
- Wyatt Earp Syndrome (1974) ... Motel Owner #2
 1973 Toma (TV Series)
- Blockhouse Breakdown (1973) ... Manager
 1973 Bridget Loves Bernie (TV Series)
Mrs. O'Shay
- To Teach or Not to Teach (1973) ... Mrs. O'Shay
 1972 The Bold Ones: The New Doctors (TV Series)
Miss Walker
- A Substitute Womb (1972) ... Miss Walker
 1971 The Bold Ones: The Lawyers (TV Series)
Hazel Abbott
- The Search for Leslie Grey (1971) ... Hazel Abbott
 1970 The Young Lawyers (TV Series)
Mrs. Harris
- A Simple Thing Called Justice (1970) ... Mrs. Harris
 1970 Bright Promise (TV Series)
Elizabeth Walker
- Episode #1.129 (1970) ... Elizabeth Walker
- Episode #1.127 (1970) ... Elizabeth Walker
 1969 The Ghost & Mrs. Muir (TV Series)
Mrs. Post
- The Great Power Failure (1969) ... Mrs. Post
 1969 Ironside (TV Series)
Karen Martin
- A Drug on the Market (1969) ... Karen Martin
 1967-1969 Judd for the Defense (TV Series)
Mrs. Tiffin / Miss Davis
- Epitaph on a Computer Card (1969) ... Mrs. Tiffin
- Shadow of a Killer (1967) ... Miss Davis (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
 1967 The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Poolside Interviewer (uncredited)
 1966 Morning Star (TV Series)
Dana Manning
- Episode #1.118 (1966) ... Dana Manning
 1960-1965 The Donna Reed Show (TV Series)
Dorothy Evans / Geri / Janet Palmer / ...
- Never Look a Gift House in the Mouth (1965) ... Dorothy Evans
- Big Star (1962) ... Geri (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
- Aloha, Kimi (1962) ... Janet Palmer (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
- Someone Is Watching (1960) ... Mrs. Pratt (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
 1963-1965 Ben Casey (TV Series)
Elly Galanos / Claire / Dr. Doris Kane
- The Lonely Ones (1964) ... Claire
- Justice to a Microbe (1963) ... Dr. Doris Kane
 1965 Flipper (TV Series)
Lynn Borden
- Lifeguard (1965) ... Lynn Borden
 1964 Profiles in Courage (TV Series)
- Governor John M. Slaton (1964) ... Sally
 1961-1964 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Congresswoman Barbara Maitland / Flo Afton
- Lady President (1964) ... Congresswoman Barbara Maitland
- The Horseless Saddle (1961) ... Flo Afton
 1964 The Greatest Show on Earth (TV Series)
Louella Grant
- You're All Right, Ivy (1964) ... Louella Grant
 1964 The Outer Limits (TV Series)
Julie Griffith
- The Mutant (1964) ... Julie Griffith
 1963 My Favorite Martian (TV Series)
Miss Weaver
- Man or Amoeba (1963) ... Miss Weaver
 1963 Gunsmoke (TV Series)
- Kate Heller (1963) ... Tess
 1963 Bonanza (TV Series)
Nora Whitley
- Five into the Wind (1963) ... Nora Whitley
 1963 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Ruth Jonah
- A Trip to Niagara (1963) ... Ruth Jonah
 1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
Miss Dugan
- Chicago Gains a Number (1962) ... Miss Dugan (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
 1962 McHale's Navy (TV Series)
Lt. Casey Brown
- McHale and His Seven Cupids (1962) ... Lt. Casey Brown
 1961-1962 Route 66 (TV Series)
Lila Bain / Bea Webster
- Lizard's Leg and Owlet's Wing (1962) ... Lila Bain
- The Quick and the Dead (1961) ... Bea Webster
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Claire Arnet
- The Deadlier Sex (1962) ... Claire Arnet
 1961 Creature from the Haunted Sea
Mary-Belle Monahan
 1960-1961 Have Gun - Will Travel (TV Series)
Topaz - Saloon Gal / Mrs. Neal
- Brother's Keeper (1961) ... Topaz - Saloon Gal
- The Poker Fiend (1960) ... Mrs. Neal (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
 1960 Michael Shayne (TV Series)
- The Poison Pen Club (1960) ... Ellen
 1959-1960 The Danny Thomas Show (TV Series)
Doris Henshaw / Gloria
- Kathy, the Matchmaker (1960) ... Doris Henshaw (as Betsy-Jones Moreland)
- Kathy Crashes TV (1959) ... Gloria
 1960 Last Woman on Earth
Evelyn Gern (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
 1960 Strangers When We Meet
Mrs. Gerandi (uncredited)
 1960 The Man from Blackhawk (TV Series)
Mrs. Thornton
- Incident at Tupelo (1960) ... Mrs. Thornton
 1960 Bachelor Father (TV Series)
Melanie Bannister
- Kelly: The Career Woman (1960) ... Melanie Bannister
 1960 Philip Marlowe (TV Series)
- Murder Is a Grave Affair (1960) ... Marian
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Rita / Woman Taking Off Ring
- Platinum on the Rocks (1959) ... Rita
- Night Club (1959) ... Woman Taking Off Ring
 1959 Alcoa Theatre (TV Series)
Harriet MacLore
- Small Bouquet (1959) ... Harriet MacLore
 1959 Perry Mason (TV Series)
Lorrie Garvin
- The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom (1959) ... Lorrie Garvin (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
 1959 Day of the Outlaw
Mrs. Preston (as Betsey Jones-Moreland)
 1959 Markham (TV Series)
Diana Rogers
- A Princely Sum (1959) ... Diana Rogers
 1959 M Squad (TV Series)
Carla Kinross
- The Harpies (1959) ... Carla Kinross
 1958 Zane Grey Theater (TV Series)
Lucy Parney
- To Sit in Judgment (1958) ... Lucy Parney
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series)
Kitty O'Donoghue
- Birthday Present (1958) ... Kitty O'Donoghue
 1958 Screaming Mimi
Jan - Raoul's Assistant (uncredited)
 1958 The True Story of Lynn Stuart
Ginger - Carhop (uncredited)
 1957 The Brothers Rico
Additional Character (voice, uncredited)
 1957 Operation Mad Ball
Lt. Bushey (uncredited)
 1957 The Garment Jungle
Secretary (uncredited)
 1956 Full of Life
Bit Role (uncredited)
 1956 The Best Things in Life Are Free
Secretary (uncredited)
 1956 The Eddy Duchin Story
Minor Role (uncredited)
Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in the US tour of "The Solid Gold Cadillac". See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Alternate Names:

Betsey Jones-Moreland | Betsy Jones Moreland | Betsy-Jones Moreland

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Interviewed in Tom Weaver's book "Attack of the Monster Movie Makers" (McFarland & Co., 1994).

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