The World’s Greatest Sinner Actress Betty Sturm Dead at 89

Betty Sturm/Winkler was born in Spain, grew up in Germany, and came to Hollywood in the late 1950s. As a young, single actress, she lived at the famous Hollywood Studio Club. In 1962, Betty was cast in Timothy Carey‘s The World’s Greatest Sinner but due to a financial conflict with the producer, coupled with the dragged-out for a long year shooting schedule. Betty appears in the final cut of the film in various dramatic scenes. He received credit in the end titles, but originally his role in the film was far more substantial as a major supporting character.

Betty reluctantly takes Mr. Carey to the labour commissioner, and finally receives financial compensation for her acting work. She later appeared in another independent film, but then married ex-child actor/entertainment lawyer Robert Winkler and quit acting entirely. Their grown children include son William Winkler was writer/producer/director and daughter Patricia Winkler was Toussignant.

Betty Sturm dead at 89

Career Life of Betty Sturm

She attended elementary and junior high school in Ogden, and graduated from Ogden High School in 1946. Betty attended the University of Utah and Weber State University, graduating from Weber in 1961 with an associate of science degree in nursing, and an RN.

In 1983, she received a BSc degree in general studies from Weber with an emphasis on family life, political science, and philosophy. She had a wide range of interests, and was a life-long learner, taking classes in art, photography, and Honors Directed Reading. She was a talented needlework artist and decorator. Betty had a varied and long career in nursing. In the initial years, she did private duty nursing and occupational nursing. He established the Utah Job Corps in Ogden and the first medical dispensary at the Wilson Meat Packing Plant. She was involved in the first professional access review organisation in Utah. This organisation reviewed the use of services by government employees in Utah’s hospitals. she was later hired by McKay Dee Hospital to review the use of services for all hospital admissions to ensure medical insurance reimbursement. She completed her career in the Education Department of Mckay Dee Hospital and retired in 1989.

Betty Sturm dead at 89

Carrey wrote, directed, produced, and starred as an insurance salesman who transforms himself into the dictatorial God Hilliard in The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962). The film has rarely been seen in theatres and is perhaps best known for its Zappa connection. Betty Sturm also ran the Elizabeth Sturm Talent Agency, booking actors for commercials, films and television starting in the 1990s.

Betty Sturm Cause of Death 

Betty Sturm, who played Timothy Carey’s cult leader follower in the infamous Frank Zappa-score The World’s Greatest Sinner, died of Alzheimer’s disease at her home in Clinton, New Jersey, on Sunday, her son William Winkler announced and She was 89 years old.

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Personal Life of Betty Sturm

Sturm was married to Robert Winkler, a prolific child actor turned entertainment attorney who appeared in films including the Little Rascals/Our Gang comedy and Pride of the Yankees from 1962 until his death in 1989. In addition to her son, a director , producer, novelist and survivors include Patricia, son-in-law Jim, her daughter Robert and grandchildren Michelle. In addition to her son, a producer, director and novelist, survivors include her daughter, Patricia, son-in-law Jim and grandchildren Michelle and Robert. Betty loved beauty, whether in nature, in art, in music, or in needlework. She was active on the Medical Assistant, Weber State Faculty Wives, and the Red Cross Board of Directors at Ogden; and as hostess at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City

Betty Sturm dead at 89

Early life of Betty Sturm

In the making-of documentary Making Sinner in 2012, Sturm was interviewed by Romeo Carey, son of Timothy Carey. She explained that due to The World’s Greatest Sinner’s annual shooting schedule and a financial dispute, she did not return for one last scene, so an extra step was taken for her to play the saxophone.

Growing up in Spain and Germany, Sturm came to Los Angeles in the late 1950s and lived at the Hollywood Studio Club dorm, started years earlier by Mary Pickford. Actresses Kim Novak, Joe Anne Worley and Pat Priest also lived there at the time. According to his son, Sturm went on a double date with Elvis Presley to see Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960) at a drive-in, but the couple left during the shower scene because the singer “could not stand the sight of the onscreen” Could ” blood.

Beginning in the 1970s, Sturm sold custom wigs and hairpieces for the park’s characters at Disneyland—he supplied wigs for The Pirates of the Caribbean ride—and for actors appearing in Disney films. His son said he worked with Joey Zapata at Disneyland and Bob Schiffer at Walt Disney Productions in Burbank.

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