Taking a Leading Role
Portrait of Betty Garde

Betty Garde

Betty Garde (1905-1989) was best known for playing the role of Aunt Eller in the original Broadway cast of "Oklahoma!," but her long acting career also included film, radio, and television.

On the radio, she appeared in "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" and "The Aldrich Family," and in various broadcasts with Orson Welles and Eddie Cantor. On film, Garde co-starred with Jimmy Stewart and was featured in the movie "Caged." Her many television credits include appearances on "The Honeymooners" and "The Twilight Zone."

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