Carl Betz

Biography: Born 9 March 1921
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Died 18 January 1978 Los Angeles, California, USA. (lung cancer) Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech. Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway debut in The Long Watch. He was given a contract at Twentieth Century-Fox, and appeared in supporting roles in a number of films before moving into television. After a brief period working in soap operas, he was cast as Dr.Alex Stone on the popular 'Donna Reed Show', and spent eight years there. He followed that show with another series, 'Judd for the Defense'(*), in which he played a masterful attorney (**). He worked primarily in levision, in both guest appearances and TV movies, throughout the Seventies, though he continued to work on stage around the U.S.
Born 9 March 1921
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Died 18 January 1978
Los Angeles, California, USA. (lung cancer)

Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carl Betz formed a repertory theatre
company while still in high school, then worked in summer stock. He served
in the U.S. Army during the Second World War, then attended Carnegie Tech.
Following graduation, he worked as a radio announcer. He made his Broadway debut in The Long Watch. He was given a contract at Twentieth Century-Fox, and appeared in supporting roles in a number of films before moving into
television. After a brief period working in soap operas, he was cast as Dr.Alex Stone on the popular 'Donna Reed Show', and spent eight years there. He followed that show with another series, 'Judd for the Defense'(*), in which he
played a masterful attorney (**). He worked primarily in levision, in both guest appearances and TV movies, throughout the Seventies, though he continued to work on stage around the U.S. He fought a gallant fight against
early cancer, and died in 1978.
Biography courtesy of the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).

* Carl Betz won the Golden Globe in 1968 for Actor in a television Series (http://www.thegoldenglobes.com/welcome.html?nominee/betz_carl.html)
**For more "Judd" info ..... See www.classicthemes.com/50sTVThemes/themePages/judd.html

Please note there is an additional list of movie appearances listed under "notes", that are too numerous to list otherwise,,,,
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Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 8 Sep 16, 1965 Dr. Alex Stone tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 7 Sep 17, 1964 Dr. Alex Stone tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 6 Sep 19, 1963 Dr. Alex Stone tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 5 Sep 20, 1962 Dr. Alex Stone tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 4 Sep 14, 1961 Dr. Alex Stone tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 3 Sep 15, 1960 Dr. Alex Stone tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 2 Sep 24, 1959 Dr. Alex Stone tbd
tbd The Donna Reed Show: Season 1 Sep 24, 1958 Dr. Alex Stone tbd