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Betty Furness

Betty Furness



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Also Known As: Died: April 2, 1994
Born: January 3, 1916 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


"Betty Furness spend the first part of her television career pitching products on behalf of advertisers, and the rest of it defending consumers against some of those advertisers."--Tim Brooks ("The Complete Directory to Primetime TV Stars", 1987)

Board of directors member for the Consumers Union (1969- ).

Served as a board of directors member to the Common Cause in 1971-75.

She was awarded honorary LLD from Iowa Wesleyan College in 1968.

She was granted honorary Doctor of Civil Law from Pace University (1973).

Received a honorary LLD from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (1978).

She was given a honorary LLD from Marymount College (1983)

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