betsy palmer

betsy palmer

Betsy Palmer, Actress Who Played Jason's Mom in Friday the 13th, Has Died

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Betsy Palmer, the veteran character actress who became famous for playing Jason's murderous mom in the 1980 horror classic Friday the 13th, has died. She was 88. The actress died Friday of natural causes at a hospice care center in Connecticut, her longtime manager told the Associated Press. Palmer, whose film, TV and Broadway career began in the 1950s, achieved lasting recognition for portraying Mrs. Voorhees, the mother of the hockey-masked killer who murdered countless young camp counselors – a role she took only because she needed money to buy a car.