Betsy Palmer

Birth Name: Patricia Betsy Hrunek

Date of Birth: November 1, 1926

Place of Birth: East Chicago, Indiana

Date of Death: May 29, 2015

Place of Death: Danbury, Connecticut

*Czech (Bohemian) (father)
*possibly English (mother)

Betsy Palmer was an American actress and television personality. She was known for her role as Mrs. Voorhees, Jason’s mother, in Friday the 13th (1980). Betsy was the daughter of Marie M. (Love), who headed the Chicago Business College, and Rudolph Vincent Hrunek, an industrial chemist.

Betsy’s father was a Czech (Bohemian) immigrant. Betsy’s mother likely had English ancestry.

Betsy’s paternal grandparents were Vincent Hrunek and Amelia.

Source: Betsy Palmer on the 1930 U.S. Census –

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  1. Adrian1Cram says:

    What an old picture!

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