Hainey, Betty Jean

Betty Jean Hainey 1940
Betty Jean Hainey 1940
Betty Jean Hainey 1935
Betty Jean Hainey 1935

Betty Jean Hainey

Betty Jean Hainey acted in movies in the late 1930s and the early 1940s.

From the 1935 Lawlor Professionals:
In the school’s casting book, the ad indicates that Betty Jean Hainey is available for Dramatics on the stage or screen.

From the October 15, 1936 Lawlor Journal article, “Public Speaking Group to Present Plays”:
Special Selections will be given on the day the play will be presented. Those giving these specialties are: Betty Jean Hainey…..

From the September 30, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Betty Jean Hainey recently finished “Billy The Kid Returns” with our former pupil Lynn Roberts re-named Mary Hart.

From the October 13, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Betty Jean Hainey is on the Editorial Staff of this newspaper.
•THINGS WE COULDN’T DO WITHOUT: Betty Jean Hainey – Her willingness to try anything once.

From the October 28, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Betty Jean Hainey is 11th Grade (Junior) Class Vice-President.
•MOVIE NEWS: Betty Jean Hainey played the part of “Midge” on the commercial part of the Lux Radio Theater Program the past two Monday evenings.

From the November 24, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
Betty Jean Hainey is the Editor of the Mar-Ken Journal.

From the December 16, 1938 Mar-Ken Journal:
•Betty Jean Hainey is editor of this issue of Mar-Ken Journal.
•THE FORUM OF PUBLIC OPINON – Mar-Ken School Students:

“Rules in a School are Necessary.” By Betty Hainey
Honor is one of the main principles stressed at Mar-Ken and it helps greatly to create a cooperative and friendly school spirit. Half the responsibility of upholding the reputation of our school both in scholastics and social character depends upon the pupil’s honor.

•JUNIOR CARNIVAL AN EVENT: Whoops, shouts, and laughter mingled with the loud, hoarse cries of the barker greeted the students of our school indicating that the Carnival Game booths, food booths, and fun concessions met the eye on all sides. Here was Buddy McCallister, barking for the “Kiss Booth” – – the kisses being Betty Hainey and June Ross. Hal Belter “barked” for the Carnival attracting visitors to Florence Halop’s “Raffle Surprise,” Kingston Deat’s “Raffle of a Xmas Tree,” Harvey Dack’s “Wheel of Fortune,” and Ray Sperry’s “Darts and Balloons.” Marilyn Gates watched the finances, while the other girls and boys helped with the food booths and such. Throwing-of-Rings formed another popular booth.
The students of the 11th Grade worked hard to make their affair a success, and according to attendance and cooperation, it was!

•RADIO NEWS: Those working lately – – –
Betty Jean Hainey about every other week on the commercial part of Lux Radio Theater takes the part of Midge in the Browning Family. Heard at 6:00 on K.N.X.

•Betty Jean Hainey wrote a story “On The Boulevard” for “On the Christmas Spirit” page of this issue.


From the Mar-Ken 1940 Yearbook:
The theme music of “Star Dust” (her favorite tune) ushers in our very charming Senior President – Betty Jean Hainey, a native daughter. Betty enjoys attending theatrical performances and eating Boston Baked Beans. At present her ambition is to become a great dramatic actress. I’m sure we all wish her the best of luck.

Betty-Jean Hainey was Class President, and received the “Most Popular Girl” award and the “Cultural Arts College Scholarship”, 1940.

From the September 27, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•ALUMNI: Betty Jean Hainey is attending Mar-Ken College.
•SNOOPER: Extremely noticeable is that oh so happy smile on our Betty Hainey at a “Meet The People” performance. Just how many times have you seen it, Betty?

From the October 11, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
SNOOPER: Dancing, oh so merrily at the Wilshire Bowl, Friday evening was our one and only Betty Hainey. Betty claims she wasn’t dancing alone, but won’t tell us with whom. By the by, have you noticed how terribly happy Miss Hainey is? MUST be because you’re BACK at school. How about it Betty????

From the October 25, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
FASHION: Betty Hainey looking very vivacious at the show, “Meet the People,” in a red velveteen dress and hat.

From the November 8, 1940 Mar-Ken Journal:
•SNOOPER: Although it’s no secret, but still of interest to all is the fact that Betty Hainey and Buddy McCallister were on Lux recently.
•TYPICAL QUIPS: Betty Jean Hainey – – “Step up and meet the people” (I wonder why).
•ALUMNI: Betty Jean Hainey appeared on Lux Theatre in the radio version of “Strike Up the Band.” She was Barbara.
•WHO’S WORKING: Betty Jean Hainey – – Lax Theatre Hour (11 weeks).

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