Carl Betz Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluwatosin Michael
Mar 01, 2024 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on May 19, 2022
Carl Betz is best known as Dr. Alex Stone from the iconic sitcom 'The Donna Reed Show'.
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About Carl Betz

Carl Betz was a famous American television, stage, and film actor born on March 9, 1921, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America.
He was well-known for playing the role of Dr. Alex Stone, who was the television husband of Donna Reed in the ABC sitcom titled 'The Donna Reed Show,' which aired between 1958-1966. He was also noticed well by appearing in a television series named 'Love Of Life'.
The TV actor died in Los Angeles, California due to lung cancer.

Carl Betz Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Carl Betz’s net worth?

The total net worth of Carl Betz is estimated to be about $13 million when equated to present levels.

How much did Carl Betz earn per year?

The actor himself did not disclose the annual earnings of Carl Betz.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall was Carl Betz?

Carl Betz stands tall at 6 ft (183 cm).

How old was Carl Betz?

Born on March 9, 1921, Carl Betz left the world at 56 years of age on January 18, 1978.

Childhood And Education

Carl Betz was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He was born to his father, Carl W., a chief chemist at a local laboratory, and his mother, Mary Leona Betz. He had two younger sisters and a younger brother. The names of his sisters are Mary Louise Betz and Leona Ruth Betz, while his brother's name is William Harlow Betz.
The TV actor completed his graduation from Mount St. Charles Academy, earning a scholarship to Duquesne University. After the war, Betz returned to Carnegie University and received a degree in theater.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who was Carl Betz’s partner?

Carl Betz was married twice in his life. Firstly he got married to an actress named Lois Harmon in June 1952, and the couple had a son named Richard Lawrence Betz. But the couple got divorced in 1961.
After that, in December 1963, Carl again tied the knot to Gloria Stone Martin, who was the sister of a renowned actress Nita Talbot. The couple was married until Carl's death. From this marriage, Carl had a stepdaughter named Rio.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Carl is best known for playing the role of Dr. Alex Stone, the television husband of Donna Reed, in the ABC sitcom titled 'The Donna Reed Show,' which aired between 1958-1966. He is also best known for appearing in a television series named ‘Love Of Life.’
He also worked in numerous movies like in 1952 'O. Henry's Full House', 'My Pal Gus', 'The President's Lady', 'Powder River', 'Inferno', 'Vicki', 'City of Bad Men', 'Dangerous Crossing', 'Spinout', 'The Boy Who Talked to Badgers', 'The Meal' and 'That Lady from Peking'.

What awards did Carl Betz win?

In 1969, Carl won the Golden Globe Award for the Best TV star- Male for his excellent work in the drama 'Judd, for the Defence.' In the same year, he also won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series for the same drama.

Other Interesting Carl Betz Facts And Trivia

  • Carl Betz was born with the Pisces birth sign.
  • He had dark brown hair and blue eyes.
  • In 1952, Carl Betz began his career in Broadway 'The Long Watch'.
  • He appeared in films, television shows, and stage productions such as 'The Night of the Iguana' and 'The Long Day'.
  • Carl Betz also made his guest appearances on the television shows like 'Sheriff of Cochise', 'Perry Mason', 'Gunsmoke', 'The Millionaire', and 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents'.
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Carl Betz Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Carl Lawrence Betz

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183 cm

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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