Betty Conner : Facts You Need To Know

Betty Conner is an American actress who is known for Gidget (1965), Gunsmoke (1955) and The Young Marrieds (1964). 

 While some sources say she was born on 31st May 1930, California, in the United States of America others say she was born August 28, 1941 in Grayson County, Virginia. The one thing the sites have in common is that she was born to her parents Paul Blackwell and Virginia McMickle Blackwell. She also had a sibling, a brother named Gerald Blackwell.

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Just as there is contradicting information on her birthday, there also is on her date of death and her age. Some say she died at the age of ninety-one (91) in 2021, others say she died at the age of seventy (70) in 2012.

There isn’t a proper Wikipedia profile dedicated to the late Betty Connor yet so one cannot be sure on which information is legit.

Betty Conner Wikipedia

Betty Conner made her debut in the film industry from the tv series Mister Ed which aired in 1962.  Before her debut, Betty did several plays in theatres before she got recognized for her talents.

Betty was an actress who was popularly known for her role in Gidget (1965), Wendy and Me (1964) and The Young Marrieds (1964). 

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Gidget was an American sitcom by Screen Gems about a surfing, boy-crazy teenager called “Gidget” and her widowed father Russ Lawrence, a UCLA professor. Sally Field stared as Gidget with Don Porter as father Russell Lawrence. The series was first broadcast on ABC from September 15, 1965 to April 21, 1966.

Wendy and Me was an American sitcom that aired on ABC during the 1964–1965 television season, sponsored by Consolidated Cigar’s “El Producto”. Initially starring George Burns and Connie Stevens, the series was Burns’ first major work after the death of his wife and professional partner, Gracie Allen, who had died of a heart attack about a month to the series’ debut.

The Young Marrieds was an American soap opera which aired on ABC during the day from October 5, 1964 to March 25, 1966. Directed by Frank Pacelli, the soap opera was created by James Elward and written by Elward and Frances Rickett. Authors John Pascal and Francine Pascal participated in writing the series too. 

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Betty Conner movies, Gidget (1965), Wendy and Me (1964), and Gunsmoke (1955), will always be considered some of her classic movies.

After Betty retired from the Entertainment industry in 1966, she started working as an employee at TD Bank. She had played in 7 movies and tv series from 1962 to 1966, and some are Mister Ed, Gynsmore, and The Young Marrieds.

Betty was also a former member of the Royal Canadian Legion and Shelburne Curling Club.


Betty Conner was married to Frank Conner whom she loved and adored very much.


As per the estimations by the site, net worth post, Betty had a net worth of around seven million dollars which she seemed to have accumulated throughout her amazing acting career.


Per the sources that say she died at seventy, Betty Conner of Forest City, kicked the bucket on Wednesday, April 25, 2012.

    She worked for Broyhill Furniture for over 20 years before her retirement and enjoyed being a homemaker.  She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren.  She attended Forest City Foursquare Church.

    Her husband, Frank Conner, brother, Gerald Blackwell and her parents Paul Blackwell and Virginia McMickle Blackwell preceeded her in death.

    Betty left behind two sons, Ronnie Cox and Rev. Dean Cox and wife, Tammy all of Forest City; two daughters, Jackie Hudson and husband, Bobby of Union Mills and Billie Jo Weathers of Spindale.  She also had seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

   Her funeral services were conducted  at the Fairview Missionary Methodist Church with the officiating Reverend, Reverend Ricky Poteat.

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