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Full Name
Edith Seeman

Betty Walker

Comic performer

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August 7, 1928 (
Elizabeth, New Jersey

July 26, 1982, New York City, New York, United States

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Betty Walker (August 7, 1928 – July 26, 1982) was a Jewish-American comedian who performed primarily during the 1950s and 1960s.


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Early life

She was born Edith Seeman in Elizabeth, New Jersey to Latvian immigrants who were Jews.


Over the course of her career, Betty appeared numerous times on television, almost always doing her telephone act, wherein she delivered a monologue to her unseen friend "Ceil" at the other end of the line. Walker made guest appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Merv Griffin Show, The Mike Douglas Show and The Steve Allen Show, on the radio, and in film, most notably in Exodus in 1960.

Walker also released several comedy albums including:

  • Hello, Ceil It’s Me!!!
  • Love and Laughter
  • Aunt Lena and Her Entire Family Circle (1979)
  • You Don’t Have to be Jewish / When You’re in Love the whole World is Jewish (featured)
  • Spike Jones’s Strictly for Music Lovers (featured)
  • References

    Betty Walker Wikipedia