Betty Buckley

Actress + Singer
Born Jul 3, 1947

Betty Lynn Buckley is an American theater, film and television actress and singer. She is a Tony Award winner and Grammy Award nominee.

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1947 Birth Born on July 3, 1947.


1966 19 Years Old While a student at Texas Christian University (TCU), she was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha and crowned "Miss Fort Worth" in 1966 and was runner-up in the Miss Texas competition. … Read More


Buckley made her Broadway debut in the 1969 musical 1776. … Read More
1972 25 Years Old Buckley was married to Peter Flood in 1972, divorced in 1979, and has no children. … Read More
1976 29 Years Old Buckley appeared in the original movie version of Carrie in 1976, playing Miss Collins, Carrie's gym teacher. … Read More


1977 30 Years Old In 1977, she recorded an uncredited solo on the song "Walking in Space", in the movie Hair.
1982 35 Years Old In 1982, Buckley starred as Grizabella in the original Broadway production of the musical Cats, which features the song "Memory". … Read More


1997 50 Years Old 1 More Event
She received a Tony Award nomination for the 1997 musical Triumph of Love, and Grammy Award nominations for The Diaries of Adam and Eve (1999) and Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar (2001). … Read More
2000 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 55 Years Old In 2002, Buckley was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album Category, for her album Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar, which was recorded at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre in London.
2006 59 Years Old Buckley sang "Memory" from Cats at the Kennedy Center Honors in December 2006 as part of the tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber.


2007 - 2008 2 More Events
She appeared as "Marion Leckie", mother of Robert Leckie in the HBO series The Pacific, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, which aired in 2010.
2011 64 Years Old In 2011, Buckley starred in the Dallas Theater Center production of Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring with Tovah Feldshuh.
On January 28, 2013 Buckley was inducted into The American Theater Hall of Fame.
2014 67 Years Old She repeated her performance in 2014 at Houston's famed Alley Theatre.
2015 68 Years Old 1 More Event
In May 2015, it was announced that Buckley would appear as Big Edie in the musical, "Grey Gardens" at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor, NY. … Read More
2016 69 Years Old From July 13, 2016 through August 14, 2016, she is again appearing as Big Edie in the musical "Grey Gardens" at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles. … Read More
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