Betty Danko
born: 19 September 1903
Newark, New Jersey,
United States of America
died: 03 February 1979
Los Angeles, California,
United States of America
(age 75)
American actress-stuntwoman in the 1930s.  She was born to Czechoslovakian parents.

She was a stunt double for Patsy Kelly as well as being the stand-in stuntwoman for the role of "Wicked Witch of the West" in The Wizard Of Oz (1939).  During the "Surrender Dorothy!" skywriting sequence she was severely burned whilst performing the stunt.
Real name: Bertha Danko Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

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1932
Free Eats
Maid

1932
County Hospital
Desk nurse

1932
Alum And Eve
Betty, nurse

1933
Asleep In The Feet
Hat check girl

1933
One Track Minds
(ZaSu's stand-in)

1934
Mixed Nuts
Miss Danko

1934
Maid In Hollywood
Script girl/Patsy Kelly's stand-in

1934
I'll Be Suing You
Patsy Kelly's stand-in

1934
Opened By Mistake
Miss Wilton

1934
Sing Sister Sing
Patsy Kelly's stand-in

1935
The Misses Stooge
Patsy Kelly's stand-in

1935
Slightly Static
Patsy Kelly's stand-in

1935
Hot Money
Patsy Kelly's stand-in

1936
An All-American Toothache
Patsy Kelly's stand-in

1941
Broadway Limited
Stand-in (as per AFI database)

Acknowledgements:
Jesse Brisson (help and information; identification in Free Eats and I'll Be Suing You)
Jim Jarvis (help and information)

This page was last updated on: 26 February 2019