Palmer, Betsy

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Palmer, Betsy Gender: F
Patricia Bessie Hrunek
born on 1 November 1926 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place East Chicago, Indiana, 41n38, 87w27
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°51' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°49 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 21°13'

Betsy Palmer (1960)


American actress, known as a regular supporting movie and Broadway actress and television guest star, as a panelist on the game show I've Got a Secret, and later for playing Jason Voorhees' mother, Pamela Voorhees, in the popular slasher film Friday the 13th.

Palmer dated fellow Indiana-born actor James Dean and worked on radio-TV series Studio One together.

Palmer later married Dr. Vincent J. Merendino, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist, in 1954. They divorced in 1971, after 17 years of marriage. They had one child.

Palmer died on 29 May 2015, aged 88, at a hospice care centre in Danbury, Connecticut.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • lover relationship with Dean, James (born 8 February 1931). Notes: Dated


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Stage, film, TV)