Susie Garrett (December 29, 1929 – May 24, 2002) was an African American actress of theatre and television, jazz vocalist, and acting teacher. She is best known for playing Betty Johnson on the TV series Punky Brewster .  
Garrett had an associate's degree in psychology from Shaw College at Detroit. She was the mother of four sons, and the older sister of Marla Gibbs.   Together, Garrett and Gibbs co-founded the Crossroads Art Academy acting school in Los Angeles. 
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1929, she sang jazz at clubs in the city. She starred in such plays as Dark of the Moon and Shakin' the Mess Out of Misery , and had a small part in the 1989 film Wicked Stepmother .