Shirley MacLaine

Elizabeth L. 'Betty' Walter, retired Towson High School educator, and actress who led a writers' group, dies

Elizabeth L. 'Betty' Walter, retired Towson High School educator, and actress who led a writers' group, dies

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Walter, a former Towson High School English and drama teacher who was also a well-known local comedic actress and founder and leader of the Wednesday Writers group, died Aug. 30 from cardio obstructive pulmonary disease at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.

The Edenwald retirement community resident, who formerly lived in Timonium, was 86.

“Betty was larger than life and commanded a room,” said Jo Ann Murphy of Cockeysville, who got to know Ms. Walter when she worked in community relations for Baltimore County Public Schools’ central office.

“She had a great sense of irreverence whose favorite saying was, ‘She was a nice, nice girl and it killed her.’...

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