Betty Buckley

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Betty Buckley

Born

7/3/1947, Fort Worth, Texas, USA

Birth Name

Betty Lynn Buckley

Gender

Female
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Betty Lynn Buckley was two when she first sang in front of her church congregation; at three, she began dance lessons with her aunt, Mary Ruth Diltz, a former dancer at Billy Rose's Casa Manana. Betty trained herself by listening to the recordings of Judy Garland and Della…more

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    • Betty Buckley: Our stories are different; our pain is the same.

    • Betty Buckley: I have never experienced racism in the feminist movement, so it concerned me to think that I was unable to see the subject clearly because I came from white, middle-class privilege.

    • Betty Buckley: I grew up in Texas. I was a college cheerleader. I was recruited to compete in beauty pageants. But inside, I felt out of step.

    • Betty Buckley: I'm Irish, and the essential way I sing is that of a Celtic balladeer. It's the roots of where my particular voice comes from. I started singing in the Methodist church; so, basically, I'm a kid who sang in a choir. I think about my music like I think about my feelings for God.

    • Betty Buckley: I look for songs that either have a great visual image, where I can see what I'm singing about, or have a sense of story to them; a beginning, a middle and an end.

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