Betty Buckley Biography, Age, Net Worth, Hello Dolly, Cats, Tour and Discography

Betty Buckley (Betty Lynn Buckley) is an American actress and singer. She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats.

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Betty Buckley Biography

Betty Buckley (Betty Lynn Buckley) is an American actress and singer. She won the 1983 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her role as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of Cats.

Betty Buckley Age

Betty was born on 3rd of July 1947 in Big Spring, Texas, she is 71 years old as of 2018.

Betty Buckley Family | Young

She was born to  Betty Bob (mother), a dancer and journalist, and Ernest Lynn Buckley (father), a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and former dean of engineering at South Dakota State University. She was born the oldest of four children. She was raised along with her three brothers—Norman Buckley is a film editor and TV director, and Patrick and Michael Buckley are engineers.

Betty Buckley Husband

Buckley got married to Peter Flood in 1972, divorced in 1979, and has no children. there is no much information about her personal love life.

Betty Buckley Education

She was enrolled at Monnig Junior High School, she later joined TCU to earn her college degree, there is no much information about his educational background.

Betty Buckley Career

Buckley began her career at the age of 15 in a production of Stephen Sondheim’s Gypsy. She performed regularly at musical revues and other various summer stock and children’s theatrical productions. She earned the Miss Fort Worth in 1966 while attending Texas Christian University as a journalism major and head cheerleader. She later performed at the Miss America Pageant the following year, she as well got spotted by a talent agent to audition in New York where she went on to sign with the International Famous Agency.

She later relocated to New York where she played the part of Martha Jefferson in the Broadway musical 1776. After this role, She then got back to London featured on the musical comedy Promises, Promises. She got a chance to work with her childhood idol Bob Fosse after winning a part in the musical Pippin. She made her feature film debut in the horror classic Carrie based on the book by Stephen King and directed by Brian de Palma in 1976.

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She later co-starred with Dick Van Patten in the hit TV series Eight Is Enough. She as well got featured as Abby Bradford, as a  stepmother to eight kids, on the show. The show ran from 1977 to 1981. She later starred as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats. In 1983, Buckley won the Tony Award for her work on the show. She as well worked steadily through the rest of the 1980s. She later got featured on the musical drama Tender Mercies of 1983 with Robert Duvall, Woody Allen’s Another Woman of 1988 and Roman Polanski’s Frantic of 1988 with Harrison Ford.

She as well made numerous TV appearances on such shows as Cagney and Lacey and LA Law. She later musicals as The Mystery of Edwin Drood and the short-lived adaptation of Stephen King’s Carrie. She later received raves for her turn as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard in the 1990s. She currently works as an actress and a singer and has been featured on such TV shows as Pretty Little Liars, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Oz. In 2014, She got to be nominated for a Drama Desk award for her leading role in The Old Friends by Horton Foote. She as well gives several concerts a year and released the album Ghostlight in 2014. She shares her gifts with others by holding workshops for aspiring performers. She has received numerous honors for her contributions to the arts. She was given the Texas Medal of the Arts Awards in 2009 and was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame in 2012.

Betty Buckley Net Worth

Betty has an estimated net worth of $4 million.

Betty Buckley Hello Dolly

Betty and Hello, Dolly! and are Perfect Match, Buckley takes over. Her performance, along with the rest of the cast, the chorus and the production, she then encompass the essence of Channing and the original Broadway show.

Betty Buckley Cats

Betty Buckley Eight Is Enough

She was featured on an American television series based series follows the trials and tribulations of the Bradford brood, which consists of eight very independent children headed by father Tom. This comedy follows the kids as they date, grow, marry and have children themselves.

Betty Buckley Hello Dolly Tour

Betty Buckley Cast recordings

Show

Cast

Year

Role

1776

Original Broadway Cast

1969

Martha Jefferson

Promises, Promises

Original London Cast

1969

Fran Kubelik

Hair

Film Soundtrack

1979

Cats

Original Broadway Cast

1982

Grizabella

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Original Broadway Cast

1985

Edwin Drood / Dick Datchery / Miss Alice Nutting

Prom Queens Unchained

Studio Cast

1997

The Civil War

Concept Album

1998

Triumph of Love

Original Broadway Cast

1998

Hesione

Elegies, A Song Cycle

Original Off-Broadway Cast

2003

Betty Buckley Discography

Name

Year

Label

1967

2007

Playbill

Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway

2012

Palmetto

An Evening at Carnegie Hall

1996

Sterling

Betty Buckley

1985

Rizzoli

Betty Buckley (15 Year Anniversary Re-Release)

2000

KO

Betty Buckley’s Broadway

1996

Sterling

Bootleg: Boardmixes from the Road

2010

Practical Magic

Children Will Listen

1993

Sterling

Ghostlight

2014

Practical Magic

Heart to Heart

2000

KO

Hope

June 8, 2018

Palmetto

Much More

1997

Sterling

New Ways to Dream – Songs from Sunset Boulevard

1994

Really Useful

Quintessence

2008

Playbill

Stars and the Moon – Live at the Donmar

2001

Concord

Story Songs

2017

Palmetto

The Doorway

2001

Fynsworth Alley

The London Concert

1995

Sterling

With One Look

1994

Sterling

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