Betty Goodings

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Betty Goodings (maiden name Shepard) (died 5 February 1993) [1] was the sister of Joan Gravelle and from the UK. She was born Betty Shepard to Norman and Constance Shepard.

Dance Career

In Thunder Bay, Betty ran "Betty Goodings Ballet School." [2] Betty taught Deborah Delvecchio and Laura Pascolo-McRury.

In 1967 with Lakehead Amateur Music Productions, she brought Brigadoon to the stage with a cast of 125 people, thanks to four women: Jean Crittal of Lakehead Music Fesival, Dusty Miller of Cambrian Players, Betty Goodings of Lakehead Ballet Guild, and Barbara Kirkup of the Lakehead Choral Group. They later produced My Fair Lady and Guys and Dolls. [

Index of social notices, news and photos as published in The Port Arthur News-Chronicle 1962 - 1972 NAME EVENT DATE SOURCE NOTES Goodings, Betty PIC n/a 7 Mar 1966 p.5 N.W.O. Music Festival Goodings, Betty (Mrs.) BIO n/a 23 May 1963 p.8 pic Ballet recital Goodings, Betty (Mrs.) BIO n/a 25 May 1963 p.8 Review of recital

Betty moved to British Columbia in about 1975 [1]. Betty died in 1993.

GOODINGS, BETTY M. 05/02/1993 Chronicle-Journal 11/01/93 P. 21


[1] Laura Pascolo-McRury, private telephone conversation, 13 March 2020.