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Lynn은 의 히트 시리즈에서 Thelma Lou로 등장했습니다. 1961 ...까지 1966. She reprised her role in “Return to Mayberry,” the made-for-TV movie where she and Fife (Don Knotts) got married.
Born Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn on Aug. 29, 1926, 캔자스시티에서, 미주리, Lynn began studying dance and acting at a young age. 에 1944, she started performing as a part of USO Camp Shows.
Lynn took her talents overseas, performing in the USO for servicemembers during World War II. According to the museum, 그녀는 “thought to be the only American woman to have traveled the dangerous Burma Road during the war.”
She moved to New York in the late 1940s and began acting in film, and later, television. While she had led a successful decadeslong career as an actress, fans remember her best for her role in “The Andy Griffith Show.”
Director and actor Ron Howard, who played Sheriff Andy Taylor’s son, Opie, paid tribute to Lynn in a tweet on Sunday stating she “brightened every scene she was in & every shooting day she was on set.”
In her later years, Lynn participated in reunions with fellow cast members and various Mayberry-themed festivals. Knotts died in 2006 나이에 81.
Lynn moved from Hollywood to Mount Airy in 2007 following a series of break-ins at her home. She expressed her love for the city to The Associated Press in 2015.
“I think God’s blessed me,” Lynn said at the time. “He brought me to a sweet town, wonderful people, and just said, ‘Now, that’s for you, Betty.’”
The museum shared that Lynn had been working on an autobiography before her death. The book is now expected to be released posthumously.
Lynn is survived by several cousins. A memorial service will take place in Culver City, 캘리포니아. Details are to be released at a later date.
AP 통신이이 보고서에 기여했습니다..