The Evil Dead ♦ Monday Mornings ♦ Southland ♦ ER ♦ The Ladies of the Evil Dead
Betsy Baker began her performing career as a famous tap dancer and singer at the age of five, grew up on a great street in a small town in Southwest Michigan – with enough kids on the block to put on plays and musicals, charge admission, and make a profit, and had her first stage role as The Grinch in 5th grade… well, at least in her mind – in her small town – in her own small world – she thought she was famous. She is known among horror movie fans as “Linda” from the famous cult horror classic Evil Dead, and is thrilled that some horror fans still cringe when they hear her eerie laugh. As one of “The Ladies of The Evil Dead,” Betsy appears at conventions and other venues all over the world, including New York, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Detroit, Chicago, Germany, and London. The Ladies started filming their escapades, and ended up selling their footage, where it was made into a documentary… and can be seen on the newest re-release of Evil Dead. You can also learn more about Betsy by visiting www.betsybaker.net
Betsy’s filmwork includes “Word of Honor,” a made-for-TV movie opposite John Malkovich and Karl Malden; “Six Weeks” with Mary Tyler Moore; “Appearances”, written by Elmore Leonard; and “Witches’ Night”. She also appears in “Brutal Massacre”, with her Evil Dead pals Ellen Sandweiss and Theresa Tilly, and most recently, again in a cameo in Disney’s “OZ -The Great and Powerful”. Most recently, she worked with Susan Blakely in “Deceit”, and Tom Sizemore in “5 Hour Friends”, the psychological thriller, “2084″, and “Some Are Born”. Her television commercials include ads for “Sears”, “Big Boy”, “Dramamine”, “Bank of America”, “Comcast”, “Florida Orange Juice” and more. Betsy was a public speaker nationwide for Chevrolet promotions, and worked at auto shows for many years, opening car doors and showing off the fine leather interiors for Toyota, Ford, Honda, and Buick. She has sung at The Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach with Musicana and The Detroit Opera Company, and was a featured singer with The Greg Purcott Trio in Detroit. Her stage work includes Marian the Librarian in “The Music Man”, Mother in “A Woman Got it Done”, “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris”, touring nationwide with Kaye Ballard and Eddie Bracken in “Barbary Coast”, her sold out one-woman singing cabaret shows, “Wrapped Up, But Not Too Tightly” and “Bewitched, Bloated, and Bewildered” in New York and Los Angeles, and most recently, “Judgment at Nuremberg” with Katharine Ross. TV work includes stints on “E.R.” and “Southland”, and the premiere of TNT’s new David E. Kelley Productions’, “Monday Mornings”, that began airing early 2013.
Involved in the business both on and off camera, Betsy owned and operated Land Yachts Motorhomes for more than 20 years, supplying mobile offices, trailers, and make-up and wardrobe stations to the commercial and film industries. Betsy has two children’s books in the works, and also teaches weekly with her local school district as an elementary vocal teacher to more than 1400 students, reminding them to sit up straight, and always, always, sing from their hearts.
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