An American film and television actress, businesswoman, and hotel owner.
Garland gained prominence for her role as Fred MacMurray's second wife, "Barbara Harper Douglas", in the 1960s sitcom My Three Sons a role she played from 1969 until the series ended in 1972.
In the 1980s, she co-starred as Kate Jackson's widowed mother, "Dotty West", in the television series Scarecrow and Mrs. King, on CBS.
She also had a recurring role as Ginger Jackson on The WB Television Network series 7th Heaven.
Her 1950s acting roles tended to be tough women who could handle themselves in violent situations.
Nineteen fifty-six was a busy year for Garland, as she played a female marshal in the Western Gunslinger, with Chris Alcaide as her deputy, a prison escapee in Swamp Women, and a scientist's wife who battles an alien in It Conquered the World.
Garland starred as undercover police officer "Casey Jones" in the syndicated television series Decoy.
In 1957, Garland made television history as the star of the syndicated TV series Decoy, the first American television police series with a woman in the starring role.
In the 1964-1965 television season, Garland co-starred in the role of Ellie Collins with Bing Crosby as husband Bing Collins in the ABC sitcom The Bing Crosby Show.
Garland appeared as "Barbara Harper Douglas," second wife of "Steve Douglas" (Fred MacMurray), for the final three seasons of My Three Sons (1969–72).
Garland also had a recurring role as "Lois Lane's" mother on the 1990s TV series Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, starring Teri Hatcher.
Garland owned and operated the Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn 4222 Vineland Avenue in North Hollywood at the time of her death.
On December 5, 2008, Garland died in the mid-century contemporary house in the Hollywood Hills that was her home of over 40 years.
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