He met his wife, radio and stage actress Mary Rolfe, while both studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. They appeared together in the Broadway play "Dance Night" in 1938 and married two years later.
[about his constantly being cast in films as the villain] It was tough being a dad at that time. I remember my two sons, then seven and eight, accompanying their mom to one of my movies. I was, of course, the villain, and near the end where you have...
Lyle Stathem Bettger
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Atascadero, California, USA
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