Born approx 1932. Maiden name Hofstadt. First name Elisabeth (or with a z), called Betty, Betsy, Bets, Birdie (seemingly exclusively by husband Don).
Married in May of 1953. Divorced in December of 1963. Married Henry Francis shortly thereafter.
Has three children, Sally Beth, Robert, and Eugene Scott.
Her mother, Ruth, died early 1960 (approximately 3 months before Ladies Room).
Betty’s father, Gene (Ryan Catrona), (listed in S1 credits as Gene Driscoll, though in S2 Betty’s maiden name was revealed to be Hofstadt–a show bible snafu) had diabetes and high blood pressure. He had a summer house (presumably for many years) in Cape May, and his main residence was in Philadelphia, PA. Gene met Gloria (Darcy Shean) sometime before Ruth died (Gloria attended the funeral). By mid-1962 Gene and Gloria married.
Gene had a series of strokes, and Gloria left him in 1963. Gene moved in with Don and Betty, where he remained until his death in June of 1963.
Betty started seeing Dr. Wayne, a psychiatrist, in spring of 1960, because her hands were going inexplicably numb. Stopped seeing him sometime between November 1960 and February 1962.
Her brother William has a wife, Judy, and unruly children.
There was a Grandpa Herman who woke up with a cold leg (had diabetes? lost his leg).
Graduated from Bryn Mawr with a degree in Anthropology. Spent the summer after graduation in Italy. Began modeling that summer, with a designer named Giovanni, (wanted to be called Johnny).
Then modeled in Manhattan, which is how she met Don (he was the copywriter on a furrier account; she was a model for the product). Shared an apartment with multiple roommates, including Juanita Carson.
Betty’s first kiss was with a Jewish boy named David Rosenberg.
Betty had a schoolgirl friend named Deidre Shaw.