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|Born||Betty Kay Ageloff
December 30, 1942
New York City, New York, U.S.
Born Betty Kay Ageloff in New York City, Aberlin had a regular role as "Lady Aberlin" on the children's television series Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. She also appeared on The Smothers Brothers Show (1975) and various TV spots. Later in her career, she formed a friendship with Kevin Smith (who has called her "the biggest heart on the planet") and became a frequent collaborator, appearing in Dogma, Jersey Girl, Zack and Miri Make a Porno and Red State. She had a supporting role as "Cheryl" in the Joseph Papp production of Cryer & Ford's "I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking it on the Road" at The New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theatre in New York.
As a contributor to the literary website "Fresh Yarn," Aberlin's essay, The Blonding of America, was published in 2005. She has also published a collection of poems, The White Pages Poems, as a companion to A Book of Strife, in the Form of the Diary of an Old Soul, an 1880 collection of poems by George MacDonald.
In popular culture
- Betty Aberlin at the Internet Movie Database
- Patricia Breakey (December 10, 2007). "Author back from the "neighborhood"". Oneonta, NY: The Daily Star. Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- "Fresh Yarn * The Online Salon for personal essays * PAST CONTRIBUTORS". Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- "FRESH YARN presents The Blonding of America... by Betty Aberlin". Retrieved October 13, 2013.
- New Song – Lady Aberlin’s Muumuu
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