Betsy Jones-Moreland (born Mary Elizabeth Jones, April 1, 1930 – May 1, 2006) was an American actress.
Jones-Moreland was born in Brooklyn, New York, and worked in secretarial jobs before she became an entertainer.
Jones-Moreland acted on stage, including being a member of the newly formed Valley Playhouse in Woodland Hills, California, in 1958 and the Players Ring Theater in Los Angeles in 1960. She also appeared in The Solid Gold Cadillac on Broadway and in the touring company that presented that play across the United States.
She began her film career in small roles in the mid-1950s, appearing in several Roger Corman films, including a lead role in Last Woman on Earth (1960). Subsequently she appeared mostly on television through 1975.
Jones-Moreland guest-starred in an episode of the television series Ironside starring Raymond Burr, and in the early 1990s appeared in a recurring role as a judge in a series of his Perry Mason television films. Her first Perry Mason appearance was in 1959 as Lorrie Garvin in "The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom." In Have Gun - Will Travel, Jones-Moreland guest-starred as Topaz, a saloon hostess who befriended Paladin in the episode "Brother's Keeper" that aired May 6, 1961. In 1962, she appeared as Nurse Brown on McHale's Navy.
At age 76, the actress died from cancer in El Monte, California.
Betsy Jones-Moreland once said that she never decided to be an actress, it just happened, one step after the other, and that she resisted all the way. She started out doing office work in New York, working for the organization that owned TV shows like Gabby Hayes and Howdy Doody. To overcome shyness, she took an acting class, and to prove to herself that the strategy had worked, she got a job as a showgirl. This in turn led to a role in road company of the Broadway hit The Solid Gold Cadillac, which took her to California. There, she began appearing in movies, first in small parts at Columbia, followed by leads in Roger Corman movies. She ended her career playing a judge in the 1990s series of Perry Mason movies with Raymond Burr, lifelong animal lover Betsy concentrated on animal rescue work.