Jeanne Betancourt Writer

Jeanne Betancourt (born October 2, 1941 in Vermont) is a renowned American author and television script writer best known for her Pony Pals series of books. Betancourt was born and raised in rural Vermont. She lived across from a dairy farm; this rural setting would later influence many of her works. During her childhood, she never considered being an author. Instead, she wanted to dance, and studied tap dancing. When she grew too tall (at five feet, eight inches) to be a Rockette, she decided to become a nun in her junior year of high school. After graduating high school, she moved to Rutland, Vermont where she entered the Sisters of Saint Joseph, a teaching order of nuns. She earned a Bachelor of Science in 1964 from the College of St. Joseph the Provider and a Master of Arts degree in film from New York University in 1974.Women in Focus, her first published work, focuses on her master's degree project. Betancourt moved to New York City, where she taught public high school. Betancourt also married and had a daughter, Nicole. She wrote her first children's book, SMILE! How to cope with braces, in 1982 when her daughter Nicole had braces, and soon became a full time author.

Personal details

Date of birth
October 2nd, 1941
United States of America




1. New York University Colleges/University

New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City, USA. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1831, NYU is one of the largest private nonprofit institutions of American higher education.

Type Private university
2012. 2.83 bil. $
2011. 2.75 bil. $
Institution colors
70 Washington Sq South, 10012 - New York City, New York
2012. 22,498
2011. 20,815
2010. 22,097
2009. 21,759
2012. 18,557
2010. 21,700
Acceptance rate
2014. 34.0 %
2013. 35.0 %
2011. 30.0 %
2010. 32.0 %
Local tuition
2012. 43.2 K $
2010. 37.9 K $
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Personal movie appearances

Title Year Appearance type Budget Awards Producers Directors Writers
Before You Go: A Daughter’s Diary
Nicole Betancourt
Susan Lazarus
Nicole Betancourt

Written work

1.My Name Is Brain Brian

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1996. by Perfection Learning Prebound
1999. by Tandem Library


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