Betsy Jones-Moreland (born Mary Elizabeth Jones, April 1, 1930 – May 1, 2006) was an American actress.
Mary Elizabeth Jones
April 1, 1930
|Died||May 1, 2006 (aged 76)|
Jones-Moreland was born in Brooklyn, New York, and worked in secretarial jobs before she became an entertainer.
Jones-Moreland acted on stage, including as a member of the newly formed Valley Playhouse in Woodland Hills, California, in 1958 and the Players Ring Theater in Los Angeles in 1960. She also appeared in The Solid Gold Cadillac on Broadway and in the touring company that presented that play across the United States.
She began her film career in small roles in the mid-1950s, appearing in several Roger Corman films, including a lead role in Last Woman on Earth (1960). Subsequently she appeared mostly on television through 1975.
Jones-Moreland guest-starred in an episode of the television series Ironside starring Raymond Burr, and in the early 1990s appeared in a recurring role as a judge in a series of his Perry Mason television films. Her first Perry Mason appearance was in 1959 as Lorrie Garvin in "The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom." In Have Gun - Will Travel, Jones-Moreland guest-starred as Topaz, a saloon hostess who befriended Paladin in the episode "Brother's Keeper" that aired May 6, 1961. In 1962, she appeared as Nurse Brown on McHale's Navy.
At age 76, the actress died from cancer in El Monte, California.
|1956||The Eddy Duchin Story||Minor Role||Uncredited|
|1956||The Best Things in Life Are Free||Secretary||Uncredited|
|1956||Full of Life||Bit Role||Uncredited|
|1957||The Garment Jungle||Secretary||Uncredited|
|1957||Operation Mad Ball||Lt. Bushey||Uncredited|
|1957||The Brothers Rico||Voice, Uncredited|
|1957||The Viking Women and the Sea Serpent||Thyra|
|1958||The True Story of Lynn Stuart||Ginger - Carhop||Uncredited|
|1958||Screaming Mimi||Jan - Raoul's Assistant||Uncredited|
|1959||Day of the Outlaw||Mrs. Preston|
|1960||Strangers When We Meet||Mrs. Gerandi||Uncredited|
|1960||Last Woman on Earth||Evelyn Gern|
|1961||Creature from the Haunted Sea||Mary-Belle Monahan|
|1967||The St. Valentine's Day Massacre||Poolside Interviewer||Uncredited|
|1975||The Hindenburg||Stewardess Imhoff|
|1976||Gable and Lombard||Party Guest #1|
|1976||The Last Tycoon||Lady Writer|
|1960||The Donna Reed Show||Mrs. Pratt||Season 3 Ep. 14: "Someone is Watching"|
|1961||Have Gun Will Travel||Topaz||Season 4 Ep. 33: "Brother's Keeper"|
|1961||My Three Sons||Flo Afton||The Horseless Saddle|
|1961||Route 66||Bea Webster||Episode: "The Quick and the Dead"|
|1962||McHale's Navy||Lt Casey Brown||Season 1 Episode 3: "McHale and the Seven Cupids"|
|1963||Bonanza||Nora Whitley||Episode: "Five into the Wind"|
|1963||Gunsmoke||Tess||Episode: "Kate Heller"|
|1964||The Outer Limits||Julie Griffith||Episode: "The Mutant"|
|1964||My Three Sons||Congresswoman Barbara Maitland||Episode: "Lady President"|
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- "Climactic Scene". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. May 25, 1958. p. F-Pt. VIII 5. Retrieved November 17, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- Scott, John L. (April 1, 1960). "Inge's 'Stairs' Has Strong Revival Here". The Los Angeles Times. California, Los Angeles. p. Part II - 11. Retrieved November 17, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
- "Acting Career Cured Her Case of Jitters". Standard-Sentinel. Pennsylvania, Hazleton. Associated Press. July 28, 1960. p. 8. Retrieved November 17, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)