Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday: Betty Hutton!

Betty Hutton (February 26, 1921 – March 12, 2007) was an stage, film, and television actress, comedienne and singer. Please click here to read more about Betty Hutton.

Personal Quote:

I am not a great singer and I am not a great dancer, but I am a great actress, and nobody ever let me act except director, Preston Sturges. He believed in me.

Preston Sturges, directed Betty Hutton in the film, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek(1944). Comedy. The Miracle of Morgan's Creek, was nominated for a 1945 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

The story begins when, Trudy Kockenlocker, a small-town girl, wakes up one morning after a wild farewell party with a group of soldiers to find herself married to a soldier named "Ratzkiwatzki" and it is not long afterward she learns that she is pregnant. Not really knowing who "Ratzkiwatzki" is or where he can be found. Trudy does not know what to do. Norval Jones, her friend, who has been in love with Trudy for years, wants to marry her in spite of the fact, she is married to someone else. Trudy's father, not to happy about the idea which complicates matters. Before long, Norval is arrested and finds himself on the run. Will he get back in time for the birth of the babies?

Betty Hutton was perfect playing the part of Trudy, the girl next door type, who finds out how one reckless moment can change her life. Trudy, only.. wanted to do the best for the boys going to a war where some of them wouldn't come back alive.

Fun Fact:
When the film was released, it was such a huge hit, it was literally standing room only for many performances.

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