Actress Betty Lynn's Net Worth At The Time Of Her Death May Surprise You

Betty Lynn — known best for her portrayal of Thelma Lou, Barney Fife's girlfriend, on "The Andy Griffith Show" — died on October 16, 2021.

According to the Andy Griffith Museum, the 95-year-old had had a brief illness. "It is with an extremely heavy heart that we announce the passing of Betty Lynn. Thank you to all for your prayers, cards, and love. Betty will be dearly missed by all of us. We love you Betty," they wrote in a statement (via Facebook).

Born Elizabeth Ann Theresa Lynn, she began dancing when she was 5 and went on to be discovered by USO talent scouts, leading to USO camp show performances. During that time, she was even one of the first Americans to visit POWs released to a Calcutta hospital. Later on, she was discovered by Hollywood scouts, received offers from seven studios, and signed with Twentieth Century-Fox.

She had been working on revisions for her autobiography, which will now be published posthumously, according to a statement on Facebook.

Betty Lynn was worth $3 million

Over the years and throughout her career, Betty Lynn appeared in films such as "Cheaper by the Dozen" and televisions shows like "Family Affair," "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color," "My Three Sons," "Matlock," "The Smothers Brothers Show," "Little House on the Prairie," and "Barnaby Jones" (via Celebrity Net Worth).

Of course, her most notable role was that of Thelma Lou on "The Andy Griffith Show" from 1961 to 1966, and she received a TV Land Legend Award for this in 2004. "I had seen the Griffith show twice before I went to read for the part," she said. "I remember that I laughed out loud — it was so funny." Her character and Don Knotts' character, Barney Fife, even went on to tie the knot in the made-for-TV movie "Return to Mayberry" in 1986 (via Facebook).

At the time of her death, Lynn's net worth was $3 million, as stated on Celebrity Net Worth.