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Betty Garrett is a true Hollywood and Broadway veteran. She began appearing in musicals in the late '40s, and is known for her work in some of the MGM classics featuring Gene Kelley and Frank Sinatra. Her career has spanned over 60 years of theater, musicals and film.
Garrett entered the TV forum on "All in the Family" as Archie's acerbic neighbor, Irene Lorenzo in 1973, for which she won a Golden Globe award for "Best Supporting Actress." After leaving "All in the Family" in 1976, she went right back to work on "Laverne & Shirley," where she remained until 1983. In January of 1998, her autobiography, "Betty Garrett and Other Songs" was published, which chronicles her illustrious career.