Betty Buckley

Betty Buckley

  • Highest Rated: 92% Carrie (1976)
  • Lowest Rated: 16% Simply Irresistible (1999)
  • Birthday: Jul 3, 1947
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Texas-born actress Betty Buckley decided upon a theatrical career when, at a very early age, she was taken by her mother to a Fort Worth production of The Pajama Game. A trained singer and dancer, Ms. Buckley made her professional bow on the musical stage, reaching Broadway at age 22 as Mrs. Thomas Jefferson in the original production of 1776. Additional Broadway credits include two seasons' worth of Pippin (73-75), three years in Cats (82-85) (for which she won a Tony Award), and a healthy run in 1985's The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Betty's first film was Carrie (76), in which she played the tough girl's gym coach whose punishment of Carrie's tormentors set the plot in motion. One year after Carrie, she replaced the late Diana Hyland on the popular TV "dramedy" Eight is Enough, playing the stepmother of a eight-kid brood (at the time, she was two years younger than the oldest kid!) Always on the lookout for an opportunity to sing, Betty took a fraction of her salary to play a Tammy Wynette-style country western star in 1983's Tender Mercies. In 1995, amidst a flurry of press attention, Betty Buckley successfully took over for Glenn Close as "Norma Desmond" in the Broadway production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Sunset Boulevard (Betty had already scored a hit in the London production).

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

77% Split Dr. Karen Fletcher $138.2M 2017
85% Harry Benson: Shoot First Actor $18.3K 2016
No Score Yet Of Love and Fantasy Actor 2014
No Score Yet Five Time Champion Actor 2012
18% The Happening Mrs. Jones $64.6M 2008
No Score Yet The Mummy an' the Armadillo Actor 2004
No Score Yet Broadway's Lost Treasures Actor 2003
No Score Yet Noon Blue Apples Actor 2002
No Score Yet Betty Buckley: Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar Actor 2001
45% The Operator Producer 2000
16% Simply Irresistible Stella 1999
No Score Yet Wishbone's Dog Days of the West Producer 1998
No Score Yet Yours for a Song: The Women of Tin Pan Alley Host 1998
No Score Yet Critical Choices Dr. Ludlow 1996
No Score Yet Celebrating AFI Actor 1995
44% Wyatt Earp Virginia Earp 1994
No Score Yet Betrayal of Trust (Under the Influence) Dr. Jan Galanti 1994
No Score Yet Last Time Out Maxine Black 1994
50% Rain Without Thunder Beverly Goldring 1992
No Score Yet Bonnie & Clyde: The True Story Mrs. Parker 1992
No Score Yet Babycakes Wanda 1989
63% Another Woman Kathy 1988
76% Frantic Sondra Walker 1988
40% Wild Thing Leah 1987
83% Tender Mercies Dixie Scott 1983
92% Carrie Miss Collins 1976

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

87% Preacher
2016
  • 2018
85% Supergirl
2015
Patricia Arias
  • 2018
  • 2017
No Score Yet Chicago Med
2015
Olga
  • 2016
91% The Leftovers
2014-2017
Jane
  • 2015
  • 2014
92% Getting On
2013-2015
Dottie
  • 2014
  • 2013
81% Pretty Little Liars
2010-2017
Hanna's Grandmother
  • 2011
91% The Pacific
2010
Marion Leckie
  • 2010
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
Colette Walsh
  • 2006
No Score Yet Without a Trace
2002-2009
Catherine Ryder
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Jury
2004
Carla Kohler
  • 2004
90% Monk
2002-2009
Cheryl Fleming
  • 2003
89% Oz
1997-2003
Suzanne Fitzgerald
  • 2003
  • 2002
  • 2001
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1998
  • 1997

QUOTES FROM Betty Buckley CHARACTERS

Mrs. Jones
Planning on stealing something?
Elliot Moore
No, ma'am we're not.
Mrs. Jones
Planning on murdering me in my sleep?
Elliot Moore
What?! No!!
Elliot Moore
What?! No!
Tommy Ross
What is the big deal?
Miss Collins
Because it is a very big deal for Carrie White, and you know it!
Tommy Ross
Well, she already said no, anyway.
Sue Snell
Yeah, well, with a little effort, you can change that.
Tommy Ross
Don't count your chickens.
Miss Collins
Just don't try!
Tommy Ross
Fine. I won't try.
Sue Snell
Hey wait a second! It's not fine! You can't order someone not to take someone to the prom.
Miss Collins
Well, you know, I can make sure that you don't hurt Carrie White anymore.
Sue Snell
We're not trying to hurt her, Miss Collins. We're trying to help her!
Miss Collins
How? Hey Tommy...Um, don't you think you're just gonna look a little ridiculous when you walk in the prom with Carrie White?
Miss Collins
How? Hey Tommy. Um, don't you think you're just gonna look a little ridiculous when you walk in the prom with Carrie White?
Sue Snell
We don't care how we look. Do we?
Tommy Ross
Well...
Tommy Ross
Well.
Miss Collins
You too, Chris, and spit out that gum.
Chris Hargenson
Where will I put it, Miss Collins?
Miss Collins
You can choke on it for all I care just get it out of your mouth.
Miss Collins
Now, my idea for this little trick you pulled was three days' suspension and refusal of your prom tickets.
Norma Watson
(in disbelief) - What? God!
Norma Watson
(in disbelief) What? God!
Miss Collins
That would get you where you live, wouldn't it? And you deserve it. I don't think any of you have any idea of just how nasty what you did really was. But the office has decided you're to have one week's detention...Still, there's one little catch. It's to be my detention...That's fifty minutes every day starting today in the athletic field. Get the picture?
Miss Collins
That would get you where you live, wouldn't it? And you deserve it. I don't think any of you have any idea of just how nasty what you did really was. But the office has decided you're to have one week's detention. Still, there's one little catch. It's to be my detention. That's fifty minutes every day starting today in the athletic field. Get the picture?
Chris Hargenson
I'm not coming.
Miss Collins
That's up to you, Chris. That's up to all of you. Punishment for skipping detention is three days' suspension and refusal of your prom tickets. Any other thoughts? Good. Now change up.
Miss Collins
The period's not up, Hargenson.
Chris Hargenson
It is for me.
Miss Collins
(to the other girls) - Keep running! (To Chris)...Well, there are ten minutes left.
Miss Collins
(to the other girls) Keep running! (To Chris) Well, there are ten minutes left.
Chris Hargenson
Stick them up your- (Miss Collins slaps her) you can't hit us! You'll get canned for this, you bitch!
Chris Hargenson
Stick them up your (Miss Collins slaps her) you can't hit us! You'll get canned for this, you bitch!
Miss Collins
One more word out of you, and I'm gonna knock you down! Do you understand me?
Chris Hargenson
She can't get away with this if we all stick together! Norma? Helen? Sue!
Sue Snell
Shut up, Chris. Just shut up.
Chris Hargenson
This isn't over. This isn't over by a long shot!
Miss Collins
You're out of the prom, Hargenson. Okay, the show's over.
Miss Collins
Carrie? Carrie. Carrie, what's the matter? What happened?
Carrie White
Nothing.
Miss Collins
Was it one of the girls? Did one of the girls do something to you?
Carrie White
No.
Miss Collins
What is it, then? You can trust me, you know that? Would you tell me?
Carrie White
I got invited to the prom.
Miss Collins
That's great! That's fantastic! So what are you down here moping around for?
Carrie White
Tommy Ross asked me.
Miss Collins
That's even better. He's really cute, huh?
Carrie White
I know who he goes around with. They're just trying to trick me again. I know.
Mrs. Jones
Why are you eyeing my lemon drink?
Carrie White
"You can choke on it for all I care, just get it out of your mouth!"
Miss Collins
"You can choke on it for all I care, just get it out of your mouth!"
Miss Collins
You can choke on it for all I care, just get it out of your mouth!