Job Actress
Known for Petticoat Junction's Kate Bradley, original voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones, voice of Granny in the Tweety cartoons (until 1955)
Top Roles File Clerk, Brooklyn Girl on Subway, Mrs. McKisco, Baby Butch's Mom, Widow Hen
Top GenresAnimation, Family, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical
Top TopicsBook-Based, Spies, Romance (Drama)
Top Collaborators , (Director), (Director),
Shares birthday with Anthony Perkins, Elizabeth Wilson, Gene Reynolds  see more..

Bea Benaderet Overview:

Character actress, Bea Benaderet, was born on Apr 4, 1906 in New York City, NY. Benaderet died at the age of 62 on Oct 13, 1968 in Los Angeles, CA .

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She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Television.

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Just For Fun! The Voices behind The Flintstones

By Annmarie Gatti on Aug 25, 2014 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Just for Fun! The Fabulous Voices behind the Fabulous Flintstones!? I’m sure you’d recognize their voices anywhere, but here they are ‘in person’… the wonderful character actors that voiced Fred, Wilma, Barney and Betty… Alan Reed as Fred Flintstone, Jean Vander P... Read full article


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Bea Benaderet Quotes:

Mama Bear: Tell me more about my eyes!


Little Red Riding Hood: Hey, Granma! I brought a little bunny rabbit for you - ta HAVE!


[first lines]
Little Red Riding Hood: [singing] The five o'clock whistle's on the blink/ the whistle won't blow and waaadaya think?/ my poppa's still in the factory/ 'cause he don't know what tiiiiiiiiiime it happens to be!


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Bea Benaderet Facts
Her father, Samuel Benaderet, was a Turkish immigrant; her mother's name was Margaret O'Keefe Benaderet. Bea went on to have two children, Jack and Maggie, from her first marriage to actor Jim Bannon.

In 1936, she joined Orson Welles on radio's "The Campbell Playhouse" and received her first big break when she became a regular on Jack Benny's big radio show, where she created memorable characters such as Gertrude Gearshift. A major radio staple at the time, her numerous appearances included the comedies "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," "The Great Gildersleeve" and "Fibber McGee and Molly." She also played Lucille Ball's best friend on radio's "My Favorite Husband," which was the precursor to TV's "I Love Lucy" (1951).

You'd never guess it from her wholesome TV and radio appearances, but Bea could outcuss a navy boatswain. She would crack up her cast members on "The Jack Benny Program" (1950) by betting on which lines announcer Don Wilson would screw up on each show.

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