Who was Betty Bobbitt and how did the Crocodile Dundee star die?

BETTY Bobbitt has died at the age of 81 after spending five nights in hospital, her son has confirmed.

The Crocodile Dundee star passed away on Monday, November 30, in Melbourne, Australia.

Who was Betty Bobbitt?

Betty Bobbitt was a famous American actress best known for her roles in 'Prisoner: Cell Block H' and 'Crocodile Dundee'.

She was born in Manhattan, New York on February 7, 1939 and grew up in Norristown, a suburb of Philadelphia.

At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles for a production of 'Auntie Mame'.

While in LA, she was approached by an Australian TV producer for a work opportunity.

She then moved to Australia, where she became known in the early 1960s as 'Betty Bobbitt from Big Bear'.

Betty married an Australian artist, Robin Hill.

In Melbourne, Australia, she appeared in many theatre productions with the Melbourne Theatre Company.

In addition to her acting career, Betty is a published author.

Her memoir From the Outside was self-published in 2011, which recounts stories from her life and memories from her time on set of Prisoners.

How did Betty Bobbitt die?

Betty Bobbitt died on November 30 after spending five nights in hospital following a "major stroke", her son Christopher Hill said.

He said on social media: "Sadly, mum passed away this morning at 10:20am after five nights in hospital.

"She was peaceful and in no pain. Thank you for your support and apologies if I can't respond to everyone but I will try. I will post more later."

The week before Betty died, Christopher had revealed she had been hospitalised after suffering a stroke.

He wrote on his mum's Facebook page: "We are hugely devastated and struggling to come to terms with such a sudden event.

"My mum has been a legend, an inspiration, a mentor and icon for so many.

"She is comfortable and not in any pain that we can tell, but the prognosis is not good. She is not expected to recover."

What did Betty Bobbitt star in?

Betty Bobbitt is best known for her roles in 'Crocodile Dundee' and the Australian TV series 'Prisoner: Cell Block H'.

When the American actress moved to Australia, she landed roles on Australian shows including 'A Country Practice', 'All Saints' and 'Blue Heelers'.

Most recently, she appeared in 'The Very Excellent Mr Dundee' which came out in 2020.

How have fans paid tribute to Betty Bobbitt?

Fans have paid tribute to Betty Bobbitt after her death by sharing clips and images from the movies and shows she starred in.

One person tweeted: "Today we lost Betty Bobbitt, and as a Prisoner fan, this is devastating. I’ve been watching her as Judy for 31 years!"

Another wrote: "I bought Betty's book 'From The Outside' a few years back and kept the Post Pack she sent it in because the Dangerous Goods declaration was signed by her.

"It's sad that another piece of my life's jigsaw has been lost."

One more fan added: "Betty Bobbitt was groundbreaking as Judy Bryant on Prisoner.

"The first gay character audiences were actually encouraged to sympathise with on Australian TV. This had never happened before."

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