Betty Barker

     Betty Barker was Joan Crawford's long-term secretary and friend. Betty worked as Joan's full-time secretary from 1955 until Joan's death in May 1977.

Prior to 1955, Betty had worked part-time for Joan as an assistant since the 1930s. 

This section is devoted to Betty's life and employment with Joan.

     The information contained within this section comes from this Webmaster's extensive, independent research, which included the time and expense of obtaining an unpublished 1978 interview with Betty Barker - The only known interview Betty gave regarding Joan Crawford.

     Special thanks is due to Betty Barker's close friend, Sean, for supplying many photos, letters, stories and details about Betty's life.