Susie Garrett

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Susie Garrett
Born (1929-12-29)December 29, 1929
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died May 24, 2002(2002-05-24) (aged 72)
Southfield, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Susie Garrett (December 29, 1929 – May 24, 2002) was an African American actress of theatre and television and jazz vocalist, and acting teacher, she is best known for playing Nurse "Mrs. Betty Johnson" on the TV series Punky Brewster from 1984 to 1988 and for her role in The Jeffersons

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Garrett had an associate's degree in psychology from Shaw College at Detroit. She was the older sister of Marla Gibbs. Together, they co-founded the Crossroads Art Academy acting school in Los Angeles.


Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929, she sang jazz at clubs in the city. She starred in such plays as Dark of the Moon and Shakin' the Mess Out of Misery, and had a small part in the 1989 film Wicked Stepmother.

Aside from Punky Brewster, she has guest starred on The Twilight Zone, My Three Sons, and her sister's TV series The Jeffersons and 227.


Garrett died of cancer at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, on May 24, 2002, aged 72. She is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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