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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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