After the breakup: Betty Braun Healy with Stan Laurel in “Our Relations” (1936).
In case you just tuned in: We have been focusing on the life of Betty Braun Healy, Ted Healy’s first wife. She is the only one to protest the official ruling that Healy died of natural causes. She’s the one who says people are being protected, that there is a cover-up, that she is being blacklisted for not keeping quiet, etc., etc. Healy’s sister, Marcia, and widow (also named Betty) call her nothing but a publicity seeker.
It seems that “A Night in Spain” was the last show to pair Ted Healy and Betty Braun Healy, at least on Broadway. On Oct. 30, 1927, The New York Times (behind a paywall) reported that while appearing in the show, they were producing a new “singing, dancing and comedy revue for the Keith Albee theatres” with a cast of 16. The Times never followed up on the story, however.
A brief published April 26, 1931, (behind a paywall) reported a charity benefit hosted by George Jessel starring: “Lou Holtz, Fannie Brice, Bill Robinson, Grace Hayes, Ted Healy, Jean Aubert, Jack Osterman, Burns and Allen and Betty Healy.”
Then Betty Healy sued for divorce in January 1932.
An Aug. 20, 1932, obituary notes the death of Betty Healy’s mother, Sarah E. Braun, of Stamford, Conn., on Aug. 29, 1932, and lists her and her brothers Sam and Moody as survivors.
A Sept. 26, 1933, Associated Press story (via the New York Times) reports that Betty Healy is being sued for not paying the mortgage on property in Stamford, Conn.
And on Nov. 10, 1936, The Times reports that Betty Healy is appearing in the Laurel and Hardy film “Our Relations.” IMDB lists one more film credit for her, a small part in the 1937 film “Sophie Lang Goes West” at Paramount. And that is all.
To be continued.