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Betty Garde Papers


Betty Garde Papers
Garde, Betty
Collection number:
LAB 2005-104
2.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
Inclusive dates:
1924-1978 and undated
Collection Area:
Mass Media and Culture
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

Betty Garde (1905-1989) was an American actress best known for being the original Aunt Eller in Broadway's "Oklahoma" but whose career also include such radio programs as "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch" and "The Aldrich Family" and work with Orson Welles and Eddie Cantor, among others. Ms. Garde also appeared on early TV in such programs as "The Honeymooners," "Decoy," and "The Twilight Zone." The collection documents Betty Garde's early stage career.

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