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Betty Thomas - Biography, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Filmography
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Betty Thomas - biography, date of birth, place of birth, filmography, clips, Director, Actress, Producer.
Born July 27, 1948, St. Louis, Missouri, USA - American film director, actress, and producer.
Graduated from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio with a BA in Fine Arts. Before joining a career in show business, she worked as an artist and taught at a high school in Chicago.
Betty joined the Chicago comedy group Second City, starring in Night Vision (1975), Chesty Anderson, USN (1976), Used Cars (1980) and Loose Shoes (1980 ), as well as in the television show "Factory of fun" (1976). Later in 1988, she appeared as a guest performer on the British comedy program Whose Line Is It Anyway? In 1989 she starred in the comic film "Rota Beverly Hills".
While Betty was trying to make a career in comedy films, fame suddenly came after she played the dramatic role of police officer Lucille Bates in the television series Hill Street Blues (1981-1987). The role earned six Emmy nominations, including one for Best Supporting Actress in 1985. The heroine's partner Thomas - Officer Joe Coffey was played by American actor Ed Marinaro.
After the series ended, Thomas began filming. She first worked in television, directing Doogie Howser, MD, Dream On, Hooperman, Mancuso, FBI, Midnight Caller, On the Air, Parenthood, Shannon's Deal "and" Sons and Daughters ". In addition, she has directed several feature films such as Couples (1994), My Breast (1994) and The Late Shift (1996). She received two Emmy awards for directing - in 1990 for Dream On and in 1994 for My Breast.
Thomas's directorial debut was "Only You", released in 1992. Later there was a directorial success in the films "The Film About the Brady Family" (1995), "Body Parts" (1997), "Doctor Dolittle" (1998), "28 Days" (2000) and "Fool Everybody" (2002). Betty Thomas also produced Can't Wait (1998), Charlie's Angels (2000) and Survive Christmas (2004).
In 2009, Thomas directed the movie Alvin and the Chipmunks 2.