Betsy Drake (1923–2015)


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Betsy Drake was born on September 11, 1923 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France as Betsy Gordon Drake. She was an actress and writer, known for Every Girl Should Be Married (1948), The Second Woman (1950) and Room for One More (1952). She was married to Cary Grant. She died on October 27, 2015 in London, England. See full bio »

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(age 92) in London, England, UK

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Known For

(1948)
The Second Woman Ellen Foster
(1950)
Room for One More Anna Perrott Rose
(1952)
(1965)

Filmography

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 1965 Clarence, the Cross-Eyed Lion
Julie Harper
 1959 Wanted: Dead or Alive (TV Series)
Lucy Fremont
- The Spurs (1959) ... Lucy Fremont
 1958 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Ellie
- A Question of Romance (1958) ... Ellie
 1958 Next to No Time
Georgie Brant
 1958 Intent to Kill
Nancy Ferguson
 1957 Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
Jenny Wells
 1952 Room for One More
Anna Perrott Rose
 1950 Pretty Baby
Patsy Douglas
 1950 The Second Woman
Ellen Foster
 1949 Dancing in the Dark
Julie Clarke
 1948 Every Girl Should Be Married
Anabel Sims
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 1958 Houseboat (screenplay - uncredited)
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 1949 Dancing in the Dark (performer: "Dancing in the Dark", "Something to Remember You By", "New Sun in the Sky", "I Love Louisa" - uncredited)
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 2004 American Masters (TV Series documentary) (acknowledgment - 1 episode)
- Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) ... (acknowledgment: archival materials)
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 2004 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
Herself
- Cary Grant: A Class Apart (2004) ... Herself
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 2017 Becoming Cary Grant (Documentary)
Herself
 1993 Biography (TV Series documentary)
Herself - Grant's Third Wife
- Cary Grant: Hollywood's Leading Man (1993) ... Herself - Grant's Third Wife
 1988 Cary Grant: A Celebration of a Leading Man (TV Movie documentary)
Herself
 1967 Off to See the Wizard (TV Series)
Julie Harper
- Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion: Part 2 (1967) ... Julie Harper
- Clarence the Cross-Eyed Lion: Part 1 (1967) ... Julie Harper

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(1/51-6/51) Radio: Starred in the NBC radio network series "Mr. and Mrs. Blandings" with husband Cary Grant. See more »

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Personal Quote:

The freedom to eat rare meat, drink red wine and not watch television made up for the agony of divorce.

Trivia:

Drake's marriage to Cary Grant on Christmas Day 1949 took place in an Arizona farmhouse and was arranged by Grant's best man, millionaire Howard Hughes. Amid the turmoil of her marriage to Grant, Drake took the advice of a friend and began the then-new therapy involving LSD. She persuaded Grant to try it and he became involved in nearly 100 sessions over several years, becoming the drug's ... See more »

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