Betty Lynn

Born Aug 29, 1926

Betty Lynn is an American actress. She is best known for having played Thelma Lou in The Andy Griffith Show.

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  • Pat Gallagher: Actress Who Played Thelma Lou Reminisces About Andy Griffith
    Huffington Post - Aug 29, 2013
  • Visitors Come To Mount Airy Looking For Mayberry
    Seattle Pi - Aug 17, 2012
  • Costar's Crush
    CNN - Jul 03, 2012
  • A Reporter's Small Town Goodbye To Goober
    Brandon Patch - May 07, 2012


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1926 Birth Born on August 29, 1926.


1948 21 Years Old Lynn made her film debut in the 1948 film Sitting Pretty opposite Robert Young. … Read More
1953 26 Years Old In the 1953–1954 television season, Lynn was cast as June Wallace, the fictitious sister-in-law of the Ray Bolger character in the ABC sitcom Where's Raymond? … Read More


1961 34 Years Old She portrayed the role regularly from 1961 until 1965, then made a final guest appearance in one episode during the sixth season (1965–1966).


1986 59 Years Old Following the end of The Andy Griffith Show, Lynn continued appearing in various television and film roles. In 1986, she reprised the role of Thelma Lou in the reunion television movie Return to Mayberry in which Thelma Lou and Barney Fife were finally married.


2006 79 Years Old In 2006, Lynn retired from acting and relocated to Mount Airy, North Carolina, the hometown of Andy Griffith and the town on which Mayberry is believed to have been based despite Griffith's repeated denials. … Read More
2007 80 Years Old In 2007, Lynn was inducted of the Missouri Walk of Fame, located in Marshfield, Missouri.
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