Betty has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Betty was blacklisted along with her husband after he was outed as a communist and refused to name other party members.
Betty's godson is the actor Jeff Bridges.
Betty won the 1975 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role in All in the Family.
Betty was married to the Oscar nominated Actor Larry Parks between 1944-1957. They had two sons together named Garrett Parks and Andrew Parks.