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Betty Walker was born Edith Seeman, in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in 1928. Her parents were Latvian immigrants. As she later recalled, "My mother raised us on a full coffee pot and much laughter."

She was already a veteran actress before she became known for her comedy routines. She played 27 different characters on a local New York radio serial called Secret World. On television in the early ’50s she was the neighbor, Mrs. Kramer, opposite Gertrude Berg's "Molly Goldberg" character. Her performance in Paddy Chayefsky’s play "Middle of the Night" won her critical praise on Broadway, and she went on to do the screen version, too. Of her film roles, the 1960's classic "Exodus" is the best known. Betty also appeared on television’s "Playhouse 90" and turned up on shows with Steve Allen, Perry Como and Garry Moore. Mike Douglas once said that of the hundreds of TV talk-shows he hosted, his favorite was one that featured Betty Walker.

Love and Laughter: Betty Walker, Coral Records, LP.
Hello Ceil, It's Me!!!, Columbia Records, LP.

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