Harry Nilsson's mother Elizabeth Nilsson (born "Elizabeth Martin") was known as "Bette" to the family, but later went by "Lisa."


She was born in 1920 in New York to Charles Augustus Martin and Florence Madeline Martin (nee Stotz). She had one brother, John, and a sister, Mary ("Cissy").[1]


She married Harry Edward Nilsson, Jr. on September 16, 1940.[2] Their son, Harry Nilsson was born on June 15, 1941. A second son, Drake Nilsson, was born on November 21, 1949.


On October, 10, 1961, she married George Fallon.


She died on November 21, 1979. At the time she resided in the Los Angeles, California, area where she had owned and operated a small antiques store called Lisa's Cottage.[3]



She is buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.





The photo[4] of Bette with Harry was taken on Monroe Street in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York. [5]