Betty Megerlin, also known as Elizabeth Ann Megerlin, had a remarkable life as a piano prodigy, an employee at Warner Bros., and a devoted wife and mother. She was born on December 10, 1917, in New York City, New York, USA, to Frances Sinclair and Alfred Megerlin.
On July 1, 1943, Betty married Robert Crawford Sr., a well-known Emmy-nominated film editor and infrequent actor. Together, they had three children: two sons named Robert Crawford Jr. (Bobby Crawford) and John Ernest Crawford (Johnny Crawford), and a daughter named Nance.
Her son, Robert Crawford Jr., achieved fame for his role as Andy Sherman in the NBC television series Laramie and had appearances in several other films and TV shows. He was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his performance in the CBS anthology series Playhouse 90.
Betty’s younger son, Johnny Crawford, became famous for his role as Mark McCain in the television series The Rifleman. He was also one of the original Mouseketeers of The Walt Disney Company. Johnny was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Emmy Award at the age of 13 for his role in The Rifleman.
Betty Megerlin lived a prosperous life as a dedicated wife and mother to her children. She passed away on September 10, 1971, in Los Angeles, California, due to breast cancer. Her legacy lives on through her talented children, who have made significant contributions to the entertainment industry.