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Betty Hutton's Life Filled with Drama

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Betty Hutton's Life Filled with Drama

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Betty Hutton's Life Filled with Drama

Betty Hutton's Life Filled with Drama

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Actress Betty Hutton died last weekend at the age of 86. Hutton was a singer and actress who starred in classic musicals and comedies of the 1940s and 1950s.

Hutton had the lead role in the film version of Annie Get Your Gun and starred in The Greatest Show on Earth.

Later in life, her star faded and she lost her fortune.

In the 1970s she worked as a cook and housekeeper for a church rectory in Rhode Island. She then returned to the stage for a brief period in the 1980s, performing in nightclubs.

She eventually returned to school and got a master's degree in psychology, becoming a teacher at Emerson College in Boston. She was married and divorced four times.

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