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Stockard Channing (born Susan Antonia Williams Stockard on February 13, 1944 in New York City, New York) is an American actress. She is widely known for playing Betty Rizzo in the 1978 film Grease. She is recognized for her role as First Lady Abbey Bartley on The West Wing. She originated the role of Ouisa Kittredge in the stage and film adaptations of Six Degrees of Separation. She was nominated for a Tony Award and Oscar for the role. She’s been nominated for a Primetime Emmy 13 times and is a seven-time Tony Award nomineee. She won the Tony Award in 1985 for her role in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. She’s a frequent guest star on The Good Wife.
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Stockard is best known for playing Betty Rizzo in Grease. She’s also a notable Broadway star.
She married Walter Channing in 1963 and divorced him in 1967. She was married to Paul Schmidt from 1970 to 1976. She married David Debin. They divorced in 1980. She was married to David Rawle from 1980 to 1988. Stockard’s been in a relationship with cinematographer Daniel Gillham for more than 20 years. She has no children.