As a child of the 60’s, I have always admired Lee Betty in Glendale, AZ. While a bit younger than me, I have always wanted to be an actress and did my best to emulate her. When I was finally able to secure a role on Broadway, I was thrilled, but disappointed that it did not work out as I had hoped. I am happy to say that I am now a member of The American Theater Wing, which is the organization that gave me my first real break.
I believe that there are many people like me who are not aware of the incredible role Lee Betty has played in the development of the entertainment industry. Lee has always been there to promote her movies, but the one role she was most famous for was hosting a television show in Glendale called “The Price is Right.” She was so popular on this show that she was often asked to appear on other shows. This allowed her to get recognized and have a much broader audience. When I decided to go into acting, I really didn’t want to have to go through the experience of having to audition on “The Price is Right.”
My friend who wrote the book “The Price is Right: A Memorable Career” and who helped me learn how to play the game that she created for me, has always been supportive of Lee. While her book had a lot of information about her career, it did not give me much detail about her personal life. After reading her memoir, I realized that Lee is a person of substance and the only way for me to truly understand her would be to do more research on her.