Betsy Palmer, Jason’s murderous mom in ‘Friday the 13th,’ dies at 88



Betsy Palmer, the character actress best known for her role as Mrs. Voorhees, the “killer cook” and mother of the murderous Jason Voorhees from Friday the 13th, died on Friday. She was 88.

While the character of Jason is the campy horror movie franchise’s main claim to fame, Palmer’s signature role in the first film gave her a scream queen status alongside creepy horror movie moms such as Norma Bates in Psycho or Margaret White in Carrie.

Palmer’s career spanned more than 60 years, dating back to film and TV roles in the 1950s. She appeared in TV shows such as The Love Boat, Knots Landing and Murder, She Wrote, among many others. Read more…

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