Bea Benaderet

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Birthday
4, 1906
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 13, 1968 (62)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
4, 1906
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Oct 13, 1968 (62)

About

Star of radio who voiced hundreds of characters on shows like My Husband and the Jack Benny Show and became a TV star in Petticoat Junction.

Before Fame

She began to gather acclaim for radio work in the 1940s, playing Millicent Carstairs on Fibber McGee & Molly and Gertrude Gearshift, among other roles, on The Jack Benny Program.

Trivia

Among her voice roles was Betty Rubble in The Flinstones, and the original Granny--owner of the Tweety bird--in the Warner Brothers series of cartoons.

Family Life

She was born in New York City; her father is Turkish and mother is Irish-American.

Associated With

She was the original choice to play Ethel Mertz--the part that went to Vivian Vance--on the show I Love Lucy.

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