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Betty Hutton Biography

Birth Name:
Elizabeth June Thornburg
Birth Place:
Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
Actor, writer

Fast Facts

  • Her mother owned a small tavern in Detroit during the Prohibition era
  • Made her movie debut at the age of 21 after signing with Paramount Pictures
  • Signed with Capitol Records in 1942
  • Was a Republican and supporter of Ronald Reagan
  • Converted to Roman Catholicism under the guidance of Father Peter Maguire who helped her during her struggles after leaving Hollywood
  • Returned to California in 1996, after the death of Father Peter Maguire
  • A street in Beverly Hills, California, is named after her


  • 1951Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1951Golden Globe-Actress in a Leading Role - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1944National Board of Review-Best Acting: winner


  • Candice Elizabeth Briskin -- Daughter
  • Caroline Candoli -- Daughter
  • Lindsay Diane Briskin -- Daughter
  • Alan Livingston -- Ex-husband
  • Charles O'Curran -- Ex-husband
  • Pete Candoli -- Ex-husband
  • Theodore Samuel Briskin -- Ex-husband
  • Percy Thornburg -- Father
  • Mabel Lumm -- Mother
  • Marion Thornburg -- Sister