Betty Buckley Joins Eight Is Enough
After the sad loss of Diana Hyland, the show’s creators searched for the perfect love interest for Tom Bradford. They eventually found the talented Betty Buckley, who portrayed Sandra “Abby” Mitchell. Abby’s character, a widow of a Vietnam War veteran, struck a chord with viewers, making her relatable and endearing. Betty Buckley’s exceptional skills and impressive accolades, like winning a Tony, a Grammy, and a Daytime Emmy, were a stroke of luck for the show. Her addition brought fresh dynamics, exploring how children cope with new family members. Eight Is Enough continued to mesmerize audiences with its compelling storytelling and a stellar cast, cementing its place as a beloved TV series.