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Birth Name: Betty Hutton
Born: 02/26/1921
Birth Place: Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
Death Place: Palm Springs, California, USA
Died: 03/11/2007

Born Elizabeth June Thornburg on Jan. 26, 1921 in Battle Creek, MI, her early years bordered on the Dickensian. Her father, railroad foreman Percy Thornburg, deserted Hutton when she was two, leaving Hutton, her sister Marion, and mother Mabel to fend for themselves. The family would not learn of his whereabouts until 1939, when a telegram informed them that he had taken his own life. To support her children, Mabel Thornburg ran illegal taverns, or "speakeasies" throughout Michigan, from which they were frequently rousted by police. Matters were complicated by Mabel's alcoholism, which was exacerbated by the Great Depression. To help with the family finances, Hutton began singing and dancing... Continue Bio >>


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