Betsy Baker

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Betsy Baker
Born (1955-05-08) May 8, 1955 (age 59)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Occupation Film actress

Betsy Baker (born May 8, 1955) is an American actress, best known as playing Linda in the cult classic film The Evil Dead.

Early Life[edit]

Baker was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa - a middle child - and grew up in St. Joseph, Michigan.[1] She started piano lessons at the age of five and also took voice lessons and studied dance.[1] She attended Michigan State University and graduated with a degree in theater education and classical voice.[2]

After graduating, Baker embarked upon headline engagements throughout the south, including The Eden Roc in Miami Beach, Florida and other venues, with a group called Musicana. Betsy eventually found herself in Detroit, where she honed her craft in television, radio voice-overs and industrial films.[3]

Career[edit]

Baker landed the role of Linda in the film The Evil Dead after she came to Sam Raimi's attention in Detroit.

After a lengthy hiatus, in which she focused on being a mother, Baker resumed her acting career in 2006.

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Other notes
1981 Word of Honor Denise Mcneil TV movie
The Evil Dead Linda
1990 Appearances TV movie
2007 Witches' Night Marge
Brutal Massacre: A Comedy Gladys Oppenheimer
Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! MIDI Mom TV movie
2009 Dangerous Women Linda Series Lead (6 Episodes)
ER Dr. Wheeler
2010 Southland (TV series) Middle Aged Woman
2013 Oz the Great and Powerful Quadling Woman Cameo
2014 The Middle Patient - Mrs. Parker
Days of Our Lives Ozarks Waitress 2 Episodes
True Blood Midwife
2015 New Girl Drum Circle Woman
Lake Eerie Eliza Post-Production

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "BA #026: Betsy Baker". Box Angeles podcast. 
  2. ^ "Betsy Baker". http://www.wizardworld.com/betsybaker.html. 
  3. ^ "Betsy Baker Biography". IMDB. 

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