Betty Thomas

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Betty Thomas
  • Birth Name: Betty Thomas Nienhauser
  • Birth Place: St. Louis, MO
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/27/1948, Leo
  • Profession: Director; actor; producer
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Betty Thomas Fast Facts:
  • After graduating from college, became a high-school art teacher.
  • To earn extra money for a trip to Europe, took a second job as a waitress in the Second City improvisational club in Chicago, where she soon became part of the troupe.
  • First regular job in show business was on the NBC game show The Fun Factory beginning in 1976.
  • Was nominated for an Emmy every year she was on Hill Street Blues; took home the award in 1985.
  • Made her feature-film directorial debut with Only You (1992).
  • Has endowed an award bearing her name to her alma mater, Ohio University, for the College of Fine Arts.
  • Betty Thomas Relationships:
  • William Nienhauser - Father
  • Nancy Nienhauser - Mother
  • Betty Thomas Awards:
  • 1985 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Winner
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1993 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1994 Emmy: Outstanding Individual Achievement in Directing for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 1986 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1996 Emmy: Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries or a Special - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1984 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Ohio University, Athens, OH (BFA, 1969)

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