East Chicago, Indiana, USA
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Friday The 13th (1980) .... Mrs. Voorhees
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Betsy Palmer is probably best known for playing Jason Voorhees` mother in Friday the 13th (1980), but her career as an actress began many years before. Palmer was encouraged to play a young female officer co-starring with Jack Lemmon in Mister Roberts (1955) and in another war film the same year The Long Gray Line (1955). Throughout the late fifties, Palmer was recognized as a news reporter on "The Today Show on NBC" then became largely involved in television; from then on she remained in made for TV films and notable guest appearances, and then appearing in the 1980 hit horror film, Friday the 13th (1980), but continued on with television. Her film The Fear: Resurrection (1999) didn`t make much impact. Palmer today often spends her time at her home in Indiana. She apparently was offered the role of Jason Voorhees` mother in Jason X (2001) year, but turned it down and said to use her original footage from Friday the 13th (1980)
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Patricia Betsy Hrunek
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Betsy Palmer (born Patricia Betsy Hrunek; November 1, 1926 – May 29, 2015) was an American actress, known as a regular supporting movie and Broadway actress and television guest star, as a panelist on the game show I've Got a Secret, and later for playing Jason Voorhees' mother, Pamela Voorhees, in the popular slasher film Friday the 13th (1980).
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