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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, Little Red Riding Hood
Top GenresAnimation, Family, Comedy, Drama, Short Films, Musical
Top TopicsBaseball, Christmas, Romance (Drama)
Top Collaborators , (Director), , (Director)
Shares birthday with Anthony Perkins, Bob Roberts, 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:

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]


Granny: Ah, ha! You didn't count on Pocahontas, did you, Geronimo?


Porky Pig: And w-w-what's your name?
Baby Butch: Butch.
Porky Pig: B-B-B-Butch? He-he-he-he.
Baby Butch: Not B-B-B-B-B-B-Butch - He-he-he-he. Just plain Butch!


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Bea Benaderet Facts
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).

Bea Benaderet was Lucille Ball's original choice for the role of Ethel Mertz on the "I Love Lucy" (1951) show.

Born in New York City and raised in San Francisco, Bea was discovered by the manager of radio station KGO, who spotted her singing in a children's production of The Beggar's Opera, and put her on the radio as a singer.

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