Wimberg Funeral Home
April 23, 2017
Crowley-Rubsam, Betty Jane “Kathleen”, 87, of Green Bank died peacefully at home on Sunday April 23, 2017. She was a graduate of Egg Harbor City High School in 1946. In 1949, her dreams came true when she won the title of “Miss New Jersey”. She then entered the “Miss America” pageant held in Atlantic City, NJ in 1949 and was a finalist and won “Miss Congeniality” with a scholarship to New York’s Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Her acting career took off in 1951 when she appeared in “A Star is Born”. She moved to Hollywood, CA where she became an extremely accomplished actress including many television and movie titles like Batman, Bonanza, Gidget, Maverick, Perry Mason, Westward Ho the Wagons, Showdown, The Lawyer, Downhill, Racer with Robert Redford and many more. Her career spanned from two decades until she met her husband, John Rubsam and they returned to Green Bank, NJ to raise their son, Matthew. There she was a devoted mother and became the bridge tender for the Green Bank Bridge. She is predeceased by her parents, Bert and Alice Crowley and brother, William Crowley.
Kathleen is survived by John Rubsam; her son, Matthew and wife, Stacey Rubsam; her granddaughter, Samantha; nephew, William Crowley Jr.; niece, Leslee and Gary Miller and their children; as well as many other friends and family.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, April 27th from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at Wimberg Funeral Home 400 Liverpool Ave., Egg Harbor City 609-965-0357. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 AM at St. Nicholas Church, 525 St. Louis Ave, Egg Harbor City. Interment will immediately follow at Green Bank Cemetery.
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CROWLEY, Kathleen (Betty Jane Kathleen Crowley)
Born: 12/26/1929, Green Bank, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Died: 4/23/2017, Green Bank, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Kathleen Crowley’s westerns – actress:
The Silver Whip – 1953 (Kathy Riley)
The Westerner (TV) - 1953
The Lone Ranger (TV) – 1954 (Cindy Powers)
Ten Wanted Men (TV) – 1955 (Mrs. Marva Gibbons)
The Adventures of Champion (TV) – 1956 (Ellie Powell)
Along the Oregon Trail (TV) – 1956 (Laura Thompson)
Westward Ho, the Wagons (TV) – 1956 (Laura Thompson)
The Phantom Stagecoach – 1957 (Fran Maroon)
The Quiet Gun – 1957 (Teresa Carpenter)
Cheyenne (TV) – 1957 (Marilee Curtis)
Maverick (TV) – 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 (Daisy Harris, Melanie Blake, Flo Baker, Kiz Bouchet, Marla, Modesty Blaze)
Bronco (TV) – 1958, 1962 (Redemption McNally, Belle Siddons)
Cimarron City (TV) – 1958 (Claire Norris)
Colt .45 (TV) – 1958 (Elena)
The Restless Gun (TV) – 1958 (Mary Blackwell)
The Rough Riders (TV) – 1958 (Tess Pearce)
Tombstone Territory (TV) – 1958 (Nurse Wyn Simmons)
Wagon Train (TV) – 1958 (Ann Jamison)
Yancy Derringer (TV) – 1958 Desiree)
Curse of the Undead – 1959 (Dolores Carter)
Bat Masterson (TV) – 1959, 1960 (Martha Jackson)
Death Valley Days (TV) - 1959
Rawhide (TV) – 1959 (Millie Wade)
Tales of Wells Fargo (TV) – 1959, 1962 (Gilda, Royal Maroon)
The Deputy (TV) – 1960 (Martha Jackson)
Laramie (TV) – 1960 (Laurie Allen)
Bonanza (TV) – 1960, 1963, 1968 (Kathleen, Lory Hayden, Miss Denise, Mademoiselle)
Showdown – 1963 (Estelle)
Redigo (TV) – 1963 (Laura)
Branded (TV) – 1965 (Laura Rock)
The Virginian (TV) – 1965 (Jennifer McLeod)
The High Chaparral (TV) – 1969 (Countess Maria Kettenden von München)