Bette Ford Biography, Age, Family, Husband, Career And Net Worth.

Bette Ford (born Harriet Elizabeth Dingeldein) is an American actress and model turned professional bullfighter. She was the first American woman to fight on foot in the Plaza México, the world’s largest bullfight arena.

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Bette Ford Biography

Bette Ford (born Harriet Elizabeth Dingeldein) is an American actress and model turned professional bullfighter. She was the first American woman to fight on foot in the Plaza México, the world’s largest bullfight arena.

Bette Ford Age

Harriet Elizabeth Dingeldein was born in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, U.S.
on 24th June, 1927 (91 years) as of 2018.

Bette Ford Family

She and her brother were raised by relatives after being abandoned, by their parents.

There is no other information regarding  her family or her childhood.

Bette Ford Husband

She has been married thrice. She was first married to actor, David Ford, whose surname she kept although the marriage ended after nine months. After divorcing Ford, she married John Meston an American radio and television writer best known for co-creating (with Norman Macdonnell), the long-running radio/TV series, Gunsmoke. They got married in July 30, 1914 and divorced in March 24, 1979.

She is currently married to Scott Wolkoff who is two decades younger (born May 27, 1947). They met when Meston had been sent alongside other several writers to meet ford and discuss the full-length feature film, based on her life story. They got married soon after they met and then she retired as a bullfighter.

Bette Ford Career

After graduating from high school in 1945, she began her career as a model and actress in New York, her modeling and acting credits include stints as the Jantzen Bathing Suit Girl, the Camay Bride, the Parliament Cigarette Girl, and appearances as a regular on The Jackie Gleason Show and The Jimmy Durante Show.

Ford was introduced to the renowned matador Luis Miguel Dominguín and also watched him fight in the ring, while on a modeling photo shoot in Bogotá, Colombia. Soon after, she left New York for Mexico to train as a bullfighter. In 1954, Warner Bros made a documentary short about her training, Beauty and the Bull.

She has also appeared in feature films including the Clint-Eastwood-directed Sudden Impact and Honkytonk Man, and television series including Cheers, L.A. Law, Melrose Place, and Felicity.

Bette Ford Filmography

Year Film Role
1954 Beauty and the Bull Bette Ford
1968 Death Valley Days Millie
1977 Emergency! Juen Edwards
James at 15 Mrs. Droste
1982 Honkytonk Man Lulu
1983 Falcon Crest Prison Guard
Sudden Impact Leah
1984 Emerald Point N.A.S. Mrs. Randolph
St. Elsewhere Pat Kroll
Cheers Irene Blanchard
1985 Crazy Like a Fox
Hotel Mrs. Fielding
1987 Crime Story Angie / Bartender
A Year in the Life Jackie
1987-1988 L.A. Law Rusty Farrell
1989 Major Dad Mom
1990 Hunter Anna Scarlatti
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Madame Chatchka
Marked for Death Kate Hatcher
1992 The Commish Irene Wallerstein
The Wonder Years Aunt Muriel
1993 Melrose Place Mrs. Wilson
1994 Tales from the Crypt Mrs. Peterson
Season of Change Granny Upton
1995 Thunder Alley Wanda
Party of Five Miss Corso
It Was Him or Us Maggie Shepard
1996 A Face to Die For Mrs. Berman
Nash Bridges
1997 Promised Land Marie Jasper
A River Made to Drown In Lady with Whip
1998 The Landlady Justine Welch
Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place Marge Ryecart
My Engagement Party Estelle Salsburg
1999 Providence Hildy
2001 ER Princess Taffeta
Felicity Professor May
2002 The Division Mrs. Sanders
2003 Final Flight of the Osiris Old Woman ( voice)
The Animatrix Old Woman (voice)

 

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