Betsy Jones-Moreland

Betsy Jones-Moreland (born Mary Elizabeth Jones, April 1, 1930 – May 1, 2006) was an American actress.

Betsy Jones-Moreland
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Betsy Jones-Moreland in "Last Woman on Earth"
Born
Mary Elizabeth Jones

(1930-04-01)April 1, 1930
DiedMay 1, 2006(2006-05-01) (aged 76)
OccupationActress
Years active1956–1993

Jones-Moreland was born in Brooklyn, New York, and worked in secretarial jobs before she became an entertainer.[2]

Jones-Moreland acted on stage, including as a member of the newly formed Valley Playhouse in Woodland Hills, California, in 1958[3] and the Players Ring Theater in Los Angeles in 1960.[4] She also appeared in The Solid Gold Cadillac on Broadway and in the touring company that presented that play across the United States.[5]

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.[citation needed]

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.

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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
1979 Joni Mrs. Barber

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
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"

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.glamourgirlsofthesilverscreen.com/show/680/Betsy+Jones-Moreland/index.html
  2. ^ Callaghan, J. Dorsey (April 7, 1955). "She Went from Buick To a 'Gold Cadillac'". Detroit Free Press. Michigan, Detroit. p. 18. Retrieved November 17, 2018 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)  
  3. ^ "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)  
  4. ^ 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)  
  5. ^ "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)  

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