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Elizabeth Harrower

Actor, Writer, Additional Credits
Died December 10, 2003 (85 years)
Betty Louise Foss was born during the final days of World War I in Alameda, California as the country plagued by a flu epidemic. Within six weeks, her mother died, her father had a nervous breakdown, and relatives passed her care around. As babies were thought to draw the deadly flu, Betty was eventually placed in a San Francisco orphanage where she was later adopted by Scottish immigrants William and Jessie Harrower and raised in Berkeley and Los Angeles. During the Great Depression her adoptive father's salary was cut in half and her adoptive mother decided to take Betty out of school and off to Hollywood to begin an acting career. After trying out several alter egos in the hopes of making an impression on someone in the industry, Betty Foss eventually settled on the identity of Elizabeth Harrower. Elizabeth Harrower appeared in "Becky Sharp (1935)", the first feature-length color film in 1935. She would continue to appear in hundreds of radio, television, film and stage productions over the next decades, most notably "True Grit (1969)". In 1942, Harrower married Harry Seabold, an Air Force cadet she had met in fifth grade. Their daughter, actress Susan Seaforth Hayes, was born in 1943. Her husband was called into war even before that and the marriage subsequently did not last. By the 1970s Elizabeth Harrower had met soap opera scribe William J. Bell and she would eventually start her writing career and became head writer of "Days of Our Lives (1965)" from 1979-1980. She went on to write for Bell's "The Young and the Restless (1973)" in the 1980s. Her last writing stint was on the short-lived soap opera "Generations (1989)" in 1991. In 2003, already while taking chemotherapy she had a prominent limited run as Charlotte Ramsey on "The Young and the Restless (1973)". She died shortly thereafter at age 85.
Movies & Shows on Plex
  • Cat Ballou
  • That Girl
  • Father Knows Best
  • Dennis the Menace
  • Shoot Out
  • The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
  • Death Valley Days
  • Annie Oakley
  • The Gene Autry Show
  • Four Star Playhouse

Filmography

1974
I Love You... Good-bye · as Mrs. Freeman
1973
The Young and the Restless (TV Series) · as Charlotte Ramsey (2003)
1973
A Brand New Life · as Margaret Kalman
1972
The Waltons (TV Series)
1972
Adventures of Nick Carter · as Sister Effie
1972
The Sixth Sense (TV Series) · as Maid
1971
Columbo (TV Series) · as Board Member (uncredited)
1971
Escape from the Planet of the Apes · as Reporter At Hotel (uncredited)
1971
Shoot Out · as Housekeeper
1971
Vanishing Point · as Communications Officer
1969
Night Gallery (TV Series) · as Maid
1969
The Sterile Cuckoo · as Landlady (uncredited)
1969
The Immortal (TV Series)
1969
Room 222 (TV Series) · as Nurse
1969
True Grit · as Mrs. Ross
1968
The Mod Squad (TV Series) · as Housekeeper
1968
Mayberry R.F.D. (TV Series) · as Mrs. Brandt
1967
Judd for the Defense (TV Series) · as Mrs. Hussman
1966
Shane (TV Series) · as Myra Torrey
1966
That Girl (TV Series)
1966
Batman: The Movie · as Picnicking Woman (uncredited)
1966
Batman (TV Series) · as Miss Prentice
1965
Days of our Lives (TV Series) · as Mrs. Calder
1965
The Smothers Brothers Show (TV Series) · as Wedding Guest
1965
Hank (TV Series) · as Librarian
1965
The F.B.I. (TV Series) · as Apartment Manager
1965
Cat Ballou · as Townswoman (uncredited)
1965
Zebra in the Kitchen · as Town Gossip
1964
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (TV Series) · as Thrush Dowager
1963
Arrest and Trial (TV Series) · as Studio Club Woman
1962
The Eleventh Hour (TV Series) · as Mrs. Watson
1962
The Alfred Hitchcock Hour (TV Series) · as Mrs. Masters
1962
The Virginian (TV Series) · as Mrs. Crandall
1962
It's a Man's World (TV Series) · as Mrs. Overhill
1962
House of Women · as Mrs. Potter
1962
Don't Knock the Twist · as Ruth Emerson
1962
The Wild Westerners · as Martha Bernard
1962
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse · as French Prisoner (uncredited)
1961
Hazel (TV Series) · as Agnes
1961
The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series) · as Woman
1960
Joyful Hour · as Esther
1960
The Andy Griffith Show (TV Series) · as Customer
1960
SurfSide 6 (TV Series)
1960
My Three Sons (TV Series) · as Mrs. Baker
1960
National Velvet (TV Series) · as Ann Roberts
1960
1959
Hawaiian Eye (TV Series) · as Clerk
1959
1959
The Twilight Zone (TV Series) · as Woman (uncredited)
1959
The FBI Story · as Clerk (uncredited)
1959
Al Capone · as Proprietress
1958
77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
1958
Marjorie Morningstar · as Miss Kimble (uncredited)
1958
Teacher's Pet · as Clara Dibney (uncredited)
1958
Going Steady · as Mrs. Armstrong
1957
Perry Mason (TV Series) · as Woman Artist
1957
M Squad (TV Series) · as Walls' Secretary
1957
Wagon Train (TV Series) · as Wagon Train Member
1957
Bernardine · as Telephone Company Supervisor
1957
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series) · as Grace Lawson
1956
Telephone Time (TV Series) · as Cast
1955
Gunsmoke (TV Series) · as Mrs. O'roarke
1955
1955
The Jane Wyman Show (TV Series) · as Cast
1955
The Millionaire (TV Series) · as Gossipy Woman At Party
1954
The Great Gildersleeve (TV Series) · as Mrs. Howell
1954
Father Knows Best (TV Series) · as Librarian
1954
Thunder Pass · as Mrs. Hemp
1954
Annie Oakley (TV Series) · as Cousin Gladys
1954
Meet Corliss Archer (TV Series) · as Beautician
1953
The Man Behind the Badge (TV Series) · as Mrs. Lindsay
1953
The Loretta Young Show (TV Series) · as Miss Himbler
1952
Plymouth Adventure · as Elizabeth Hopkins
1952
Ford Theatre: All Star Theatre (TV Series) · as Miss Peck
1952
Four Star Playhouse (TV Series) · as Housekeeper
1952
Death Valley Days (TV Series) · as Myra Pratt
1951
Sky King (TV Series) · as Miss Norris
1951
1951
The Range Rider (TV Series) · as Dora
1951
Front Page Detective (TV Series) · as Cast
1950
Racket Squad (TV Series) · as Miss Bronson
1950
The Gene Autry Show (TV Series) · as Abigail Smith
1950
Space Patrol (TV Series) · as Woman
1949
The Pilgrimage Play · as Woman Of Samaria
1949
Family Theatre (TV Series) · as Salome

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