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Betty Lynn Buckley (born July 3, 1947) is an American stage, film and television actress and singer. She is a 2012 American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.


Buckley made her Broadway debut in 1969, in the musical 1776. She won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical, for her role as Grizabella in the 1982 Broadway production of Cats.

Other theatre credits include her Olivier nominated role as Norma Desmond in the musical Sunset Boulevard from 1994, in both London and New York, and her Tony nominated role in the 1997 musical Triumph of Love.

In 2000, she received a Grammy nomination for The Diaries of Adam and Eve. In 2002, she was Grammy nominated for her album Stars and the Moon: Live at the Donmar.

On television, she starred in the drama series Eight is Enough (1977-1981) and received Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Bobby and Sarah (1984) and Taking a Stand (1989). She also had a recurring role in the HBO series Oz (2001-2003).

Her film roles include, Ms. Collins, the gym teacher in Brian dePalma's Carrie (1976), country singer Dixie Scott in Bruce Beresford's Tender Mercies (1983), which features her rendition of the Academy Award nominated song Over You, Sondra Walker, wife of Harrison Ford's character in Roman Polanski's Frantic (1988) and Kathy in Woody Allen's Another Woman (1988).

Horror filmography Edit

Film Character Year
Flag of the United States Carrie Ms. Collins 1976
Flag of the United States The Happening Mrs. Jones 2008
Flag of the United States Split Dr. Karen Fletcher 2016

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