Married to actor, Sam Jaffe in 1956. They were married for 28 years until Sam Jaffe's death 28 years later in 1984 at age 93. There was a 33-year age difference between them.
She was one of four children born to a school superintendent and his wife. She graduated from Columbia College in 1945 before pursuing a career in New York City while doing graduate work at Columbia University.
Her film debut was in the 1959 movie "Face of Fire" as Grace Trescott.
She was most well known for her role as Dr. Maggie Graham in "Ben Casey". Other television work included episodes of "Dynasty", "The Love Boat", "Trapper John, M.D." and "St. Elsewhere".
She was a prolific artist and displayed many of her works in Beverly Hills and Columbia, South
|Full name at birth||
Bettye Louise Ackermann
|Claim to fame||
Face Of Fire (1959) .... Grace Trescott
|Date of birth||
28 February 1924
|Place of birth||
Cottageville, South Carolina
|Date of death||
1 November 2006
82 (age at death)
|Place of death||
Columbia, South Carolina
|Cause of death||
5' 8" (173 cm)
122 lbs (55 kg)
Almond Shape Blue Eyes
Elko High Williston, SC
Columbia College SC, Columbia University NYC, Otis Institue of Art CA
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