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Betsy Blair

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Birthday
11, 1923
Birthplace
Cliffside Park, NJ
Death Date
Mar 13, 2009 (85)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1923
Birthplace
Cliffside Park, NJ
Death Date
Mar 13, 2009 (85)

About

American actress who won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1955 classic Marty. She was also the first wife of actor Gene Kelly.

Before Fame

She worked as a dancer when she was eight years old, which led her into modeling and branched her career to acting.

Trivia

She had supporting roles in the 1947 film A Double Life and the 1948 film Another Part of the Forest.

Family Life

After her marriage to Gene Kelly, which spanned from 1941 to 1957, she was married to post-war filmmaker Karel Reisz from 1963 until his death in 2002.

Associated With

She and Ernest Borgnine both received Academy Awards for their roles in 1955's Marty.

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