Betty James date of birth:

February 13, 1918

How old was Betty James when died?


Where was Betty James born?

Altoona, PA

When did Betty James die?

November 20, 2008

Where did Betty James die?

Philadelphia, PA

Why did Betty James die?

Heart Failure

What is Betty James nationality?


Betty James claim to fame:

Wife of Richard T. James, creator of the Slinky

Short Biography

Betty M. James (February 13, 1918, Altoona, Pennsylvania – November 20, 2008, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), was an American businessperson who came up with the name for the Slinky her husband Richard T. James invented. She ran James Industries, the firm that manufactured the toy James starting in 1960, after her husband left the firm and the family.