Ivy's career spans over half a century - beginning as a regular on radio's Superman, and pioneering as a regular on TV's first show, The Brownstone Theatre. Theatre in New York led to Rhinoceros on Broadway bringing her to Hollywood with its national tour, at which time she was also seen on Matinee Theatre. Miss Bethune is best known as Miss Tuttle (regular) on prime time's Father Murphy, and as Abigail (recurring) on General Hospital. Films include Back to the Future and Wrong is Right with Sean Connery. Guest starring roles on TV include Star Trek - The Next Generation, Chips, and Barney Miller among others.
She has performed at local
theatres including South Coast Repertory Co., La Mirada Theatre, The Westwood
Playhouse, The Coronet Theatre, Theatre West, and, of course, The Colony
Theatre, where she won a Robby Award for her portrayal of Mrs. Van Daan
in The Diary of Anne Frank.
She also received Drama-Logue Awards a Madge in Philadelphia, Here I
Come at The Basehart Theatre and as Birdie in Winkleberg at
Theatre West. Ivy is on the National Council of Actor's Equity, the local
board of AFTRA, and heads several committees at the Screen Actor's Guild.
She is also a passionate animal activist.