Actress Betty Lynn

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on February 11, 2001

What was the name of the actress who played Thelma Lou on The Andy Griffith Show, and where is she now?
—James H., West Virginia

"I haven't been trying in the last 10 years to do any film, whatsoever," says Betty Lynn, 73, a Kansas City, Mo., native who lives in Los Angeles. "I have occasionally done a voiceover and make a few appearances for the fans of The Andy Griffith Show." After playing Thelma Lou for five years, Lynn, who never married, acted in numerous movies and television shows, including playing Brian Keith's secretary on Family Affair and Fred McMurray's secretary on My Three Sons. But she'll always be known as Thelma Lou to her fans. "They just love that show and … hope it will go on forever."