Jennifer Armstrong
February 13, 2011 AT 05:00 PM EST

Comedic actress Betty Garrett, known for appearing in MGM musicals and as a regular on All in the Family and Laverne & Shirley, died Saturday of an aortic aneurysm in Los Angeles, the L.A. Times reports. She was 91. After starting her career on Broadway, she signed a contract with MGM and starred in several musicals, including Neptune’s Daughter and On the Town with Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra. She was perhaps best known for her recurring roles on 1970s sitcoms — as landlady Edna Babish on Laverne & Shirley and the Bunkers’ neighbor, Irene Lorenzo, on All in the Family.

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