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.
Betty's personal life, her employment with Joan, and her life after Joan's death
Photos of Betty throughout her life
Debunking a rumored photo of Betty Barker
Betty's Columns in "Joan Crawford Club News"
Betty's unpublished interview regarding "Mommie Dearest"
807 N. Bushnell Avenue, Alhambra, California (Family home 1916-1930s)
435 Margurita Avenue, Alhambra, California (Family home 1940s)
4914 E. Fountain Avenue, Los Angeles, California (1950s - 1955)
8008 W. Norton Avenue, apartment #1, Los Angeles, California (1955 - 1981)
839 N. Fuller Avenue, apartment #4, Los Angeles, California (1981 - 2012)
Joan's letters to Betty
Betty's letters to Joan's maid, Mamacita
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comes from this Webmaster's extensive, independent research, which included the time and expense of obtaining an unpublished 1978 interview with Betty Barker - The only known interview Betty gave regarding Joan Crawford.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.