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7 February 1939 |
Manhattan, New York City
|Spouse(s)||Robin Hill (artist)|
Born in Manhattan, New York and claimed to be raised in a town called Big Bear in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Bobbitt began her entertainment career in Australia began shortly after arrival in the country when she was hired to appear as a regular on a Melbourne television variety show, Daly At Night, in 1962, she came to Australia at request of compere John thin Daly, who had spotted her singing in a Los Angeles nightclub, she subsequently married an Australian artist and had a son Christopher in England. She later appeared in many stage productions with the Melbourne Theatre Company.
However, Bobbitt became best known for her portrayal of lesbian character Judy Bryant in the popular Australian television series, Prisoner. She first appeared in the series in February 1980. Her character was intended for a short-term appearance, but she became immensely popular, and was retained in the series. Bobbitt continued in the role until May 1985, making her one of the show's longest serving characters.
After leaving the series, she continued with theatre roles, made several guest-starring television appearances, and appeared in a few film roles. She recently appeared in the Melbourne Theatre Company's production of Cruel & Tender by Martin Crimp.
In 2004, Bobbitt made a brief uncredited appearance in the American television remake of the Stephen King classic, Salem's Lot, which also starred fellow Australian based actress and Prisoner cast member, Julia Blake.
- Betty Bobbitt at the Internet Movie Database
- Hear Betty talk about her life and career on The Soap Show
- Interview with Betty Bobbitt
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