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, Baby Butch's Mom, Mrs. McKisco, Granny
Top GenresAnimation, Family, Comedy, Drama, Romance, Musical
Top TopicsBook-Based, Spies, Romance (Drama)
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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:

Bugs Bunny: [riding in Red Riding Hood's basket] Eh, whatcha got in the basket, gorgeous?
Little Red Riding Hood: I've got a little bunny rabbit I'm taking to my grandma's, to have, see?
[Pulls out one of Bugs's legs]
Bugs Bunny: Hmm. Well, not a bad pair of stems for a rabbit.
Little Red Riding Hood: Yeah, and he's got a cute face, too. See?
[Pulls Bugs out to show him his own face]


Little Red Riding Hood: [to the wolf dressed as grandma] Hey, Grandma! That's an awfully big nose for you... TO HAVE!


Daffy Duck: The Lord High Chamberlain was simply furious.
Porky Pig: I'm s-s-s-s-simply furious.
Daffy Duck: But Milady Melissa was simply delighted.
The Fair Melissa: I'm simply delighted.


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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.

Benaderet became ill with cancer in 1967, which led to her leaving "Petticoat Junction" (1963) in what it was hoped would be a temporary retirement. Rosemary DeCamp was brought in to play the Bradley girls' Aunt Helen in the scripts that were obviously written for Benaderet's character, Kate Bradley. Benaderet only managed to return twice on the show after her departure. Following her death, June Lockhart was brought in as a surrogate mother figure and lady M.D. who sets up practice at the Shady Rest Hotel. Benaderet's anchoring presence was missed by the public, however, and the show lasted only two more seasons (1968-1970).

Was originally considered for the role of Granny in "The Beverly Hillbillies" (1962), but got the part of Cousin Pearl Bodine instead.

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