Beverly Washburn, who began as a child actress in 1949 during the golden age of Hollywood, lives in Las Vegas. She continues to be active in the entertainment industry as an actress, lecturer and author of “Reel Tears: The Beverly Washburn Story.” She appeared in Walt Disney’s “Old Yeller,” “The Greatest Show on Earth” and “Shane,” considered by many movie critics and the American Film Institute as all-time classic films. She also appeared in numerous television shows and had a hit song, “Everybody Loves Saturday Night.”
Washburn worked with many movie stars including Jack Benny, Bing Crosby, Loretta Young, Kirk Douglas and Lou Costello (Abbott and Costello). Washburn would appear in the movie “Superman and the Mole Men,” which would be edited to become the first two episodes of the television series “The Adventures of Superman.” For Trekkies, Washburn was in the original “Star Trek” series. She also teaches a multimedia symposium about entertainment and her role in the industry as a child, teenager, ingénue and mature woman.