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Palmer, Rumely To Join South Shore Wall Of Legends

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December 17, 2013 — A Northwest Indiana actress and a LaPorte County businessman are being added Thursday evening to the South Shore Wall of Legends.  Legends are people who lived or worked in Northwest Indiana and made impact with lasting implications.

Betsy Palmer is an East Chicago native whose real name is Betsy Hrunek.  She is a DePaul University graduate in theatre who went to Hollywood in the 1950s. She is best known in recent years for her role in the “Friday the 13th” movies, as well as being a panelist on the TV game show “I’ve Got a Secret.”

Edward Rumely was noted for his work in the agriculture and manufacturing industry in LaPorte County.  He died in 1964.

Rumely and Palmer will join the more than 28 Legends who have been inducted since 2004.  Legends are nominated by the public and reviewed by a 12-person committee.  Thursday’s induction ceremony will be held at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.


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