Betty Buckley is an American theater, film and concert artist. Born in Texas in 1947, she made her debut on Broadway at age 22 in "1776". More roles followed in New York and London, and in 1983 she won the Tony award for "Cats" and established herself as a true Broadway legend. She has appeared in "Pippin", "The Mystery of Edwin Drood", "Promises, Promises" and "Sunset Boulevard". On TV, she is best known for her role as Abby Bradford, the stepmother on "Eight is Enough", and for her recurring role on "Oz".