Betsy Palmer

1926 - 2015

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Betsy Palmer (born Patricia Betsy Hrunek; November 1, 1926 – May 29, 2015) was an American actress, known as a regular supporting movie and Broadway actress and television guest star, as a panelist on the game show I've Got a Secret, and later for playing Jason Voorhees' mother, Pamela Voorhees, in the slasher film Friday the 13th (1980). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Betsy Palmer has received more than 1,185,882 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia. Betsy Palmer is the 3,067th most popular actor (up from 3,276th in 2019), the 4,919th most popular biography from United States (up from 5,250th in 2019) and the 1,503rd most popular American Actor.

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  • 60.79

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  • 20

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  • 2.70

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  • 3.41

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Among actors, Betsy Palmer ranks 3,067 out of 10,030Before her are Maggie Grace, William Smith, Bradley Whitford, Misha Collins, Colleen Dewhurst, and Doug McClure. After her are Michel Aumont, Ben McKenzie, Jackie Shroff, Yuri Lyubimov, Mercedes Ruehl, and Betsy Blair.

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Among people born in 1926, Betsy Palmer ranks 247Before her are Shinichi Hoshi, Lino Aldani, Rafael Lesmes, Ann Curtis, Allan Sandage, and Estanislao Esteban Karlic. After her are Rodolfo Pini, Fred Gwynne, Efraín Sánchez, Otto Graf Lambsdorff, Danièle Delorme, and Walter Sedlmayr. Among people deceased in 2015, Betsy Palmer ranks 212Before her are Ahmed Chalabi, Geoff Duke, Fred Thompson, Ron Clarke, Ants Antson, and Xu Caihou. After her are Dinkha IV, Alex Rocco, Moira Orfei, Danièle Delorme, Clark Terry, and László Paskai.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Betsy Palmer ranks 4,919 out of 15,968Before her are Billy Cox (1939), Seymour Hersh (1937), Misha Collins (1974), Helen Levitt (1913), Ralph Rose (1885), and Doug McClure (1935). After her are Arthur Blake (1872), Matisyahu (1979), Katherine Anne Porter (1890), Richard N. Frye (1920), Ben McKenzie (1978), and Saul Zaentz (1921).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Betsy Palmer ranks 1,503Before her are Gina Carano (1982), Maggie Grace (1983), William Smith (1933), Bradley Whitford (1959), Misha Collins (1974), and Doug McClure (1935). After her are Ben McKenzie (1978), Mercedes Ruehl (1948), Betsy Blair (1923), Michael Shannon (1974), Eric Stonestreet (1971), and Estelle Harris (1928).

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