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Betsy Palmer Biography

Birth Name:
Patricia Betsy Hrunek
Birth Place:
East Chicago, Indiana, United States

Fast Facts

  • Debuted on Broadway in 1955 in The Grand Prize alongside June Lockhart and Tom Poston
  • Was a regular panelist on the CBS game show I've Got a Secret from 1955 to '67
  • Took her famous role of Pamela Voorhees in the 1980 slasher film Friday the 13th in order to pay for a new car
  • Last returned to Northwest Indiana in April 2005 to perform for charity in a Munster High School production of Love Letters
  • Was inducted to Northwest Indiana's South Shore Wall of Legends in December 2013



    • Missy Merandino -- Daughter
    • Vincent Marandino -- Ex-husband
    • Vincent R. Hrunek -- Father
    • Marie L. Hrunek -- Mother