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Susie Garrett
Born December 29, 1929(1929-12-29)
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died May 24, 2002 (aged 72)
Southfield, Michigan, U.S.
Occupation Actress

Susie Garrett (December 29, 1929 – May 24, 2002) was an American actress, best known for playing "Mrs. Betty Johnson" on the TV series Punky Brewster with her real-life granddaughter Cherie Johnson from 1984 to 1988.


Born in Detroit, for several years, she sang jazz at clubs in the city. She also starred in such plays as Dark of the Moon and Shakin' the Mess Out of Misery, and had a small part in the 1989 film Wicked Stepmother, which starred screen legend Bette Davis. In addition to acting, she had an associate's degree in psychology from Shaw College.

She was the older sister of Marla Gibbs. Together, they co-founded the Crossroads Art Academy acting school in Los Angeles.

Aside from Punky Brewster, she has guest starred on The Twilight Zone, My Three Sons, and her sister's TV series The Jeffersons and 227.


Garrett died of cancer at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, on May 24, 2002, at age 72. She is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery.

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