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Bea Benaderet (1906–1968)


Bea Benaderet had a remarkable career in radio and television. In the earlier days of radio, before television, she provided the voice for numerous names of characters on the radio, on shows like "Fibber McGee and Molly," "My Favorite Husband" with Lucille Ball & the Jack Benny Show. She was born in New York City but raised in San Francisco and ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 win. See more awards »

Known For

Filmography

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 1990 Merrie Melodies: Starring Bugs Bunny and Friends (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1968 The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1966 The Road Runner Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1964 The Famous Adventures of Mr. Magoo (TV Series) (voice)
 1960-1964 The Flintstones (TV Series)
Betty Rubble / Nurse / Switch Board Operator / ...
- Operation Switchover (1964) ... Betty Rubble (voice)
- Bachelor Daze (1964) ... Betty Rubble (voice)
- Son of Rockzilla (1964) ... Betty Rubble / Octopuss (voice)
- Reel Trouble (1964) ... Betty Rubble (voice)
 1963 Vacation Playhouse (TV Series)
Sybil Murdock
- All About Barbara (1963) ... Sybil Murdock
 1962 The Jetsons (TV Series)
Emily Scopes / Celeste Skyler
- A Visit from Grandpa (1962) ... Emily Scopes / Celeste Skyler (voice)
 1962 Pete and Gladys (TV Series)
Mrs. Springer
- Continental Dinner (1962) ... Mrs. Springer
 1962 The New Breed (TV Series)
Miss Horne
- A Motive Named Walter (1962) ... Miss Horne
 1961-1962 Top Cat (TV Series)
Receptionist / Girl Cat / Fifi The Maid / ...
- Dibble Sings Again (1962) ... Receptionist (voice)
- King for a Day (1962) ... Girl Cat / Receptionist (voice)
- Choo Choo Goes Ga-Ga (1962) ... Fifi The Maid (voice)
- Dibble's Birthday (1962) ... Fancy's Girlfriend (voice)
- The Golden Fleecing (1962) ... Julie / Mom (voice)
 1961 The Yogi Bear Show (TV Series)
Belle / Lady on Riverboat
- Droop-a-Long Yogi/Rent and Rave/Witch Duckter (1961) ... Belle (uncredited)
- Missile Bound Yogi/Cagey Lion/Foxy Friends (1961) ... Lady on Riverboat (voice)
 1960-1961 Peter Loves Mary (TV Series)
Wilma
- Mr. Santini Writes a Letter (1961) ... Wilma
- New Deal for Wilma (1961) ... Wilma
- Wilma's Uncle Charlie (1961) ... Wilma
- Peter Writes a Book (1961) ... Wilma
- The Perfect Father (1961) ... Wilma
 1961 The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis (TV Series)
Telephone Operator
- Spaceville (1961) ... Telephone Operator (voice, as Bea Benadaret)
 1961 The Chevy Show (TV Series)
Eleanor Hewitt
- Happiest Day (1961) ... Eleanor Hewitt
 1961 The Dinah Shore Chevy Show (TV Series)
Eleanor Hewitt, Kathy's mother
- Happiest Day (1961) ... Eleanor Hewitt, Kathy's mother
 1960 O'Conner's Ocean (TV Movie)
 1960 The Bugs Bunny Show (TV Series)
Additional Voices (voice)
 1960 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Mary Field
- Ten Cents a Death (1960) ... Mary Field
 1960 Mister Magoo (TV Series)
Mother Magoo / Leading Lady
- Mother's Cooking (1960) ... Mother Magoo (voice, uncredited)
- Night Club Magoo (1960) ... Mother Magoo (voice, uncredited)
- Perils of Magoo (1960) ... Leading Lady (voice, uncredited)
- Mother's Little Helper (1960) ... Mother Magoo (voice, uncredited)
- Pet Sitters (1960) ... Mother Magoo (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Tweet Dreams (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series)
Marie
- Night Club (1959) ... Marie
 1959 The Restless Gun (TV Series)
Madame Brimstone
- Mme. Brimstone (1959) ... Madame Brimstone
 1956-1957 The Bob Cummings Show (TV Series)
Blanche Morton / Dixie Yates
- Scramble for Grandpa (1956) ... Dixie Yates
 1956 Matinee Theatre (TV Series)
Edna
- The Amateur (1956) ... Edna
 1955 Screen Directors Playhouse (TV Series)
Woman
- A Midsummer Daydream (1955) ... Woman
 1955 The Hole Idea (Short)
Gertrude - Henry's Wife (voice, uncredited)
 1955 The Lineup (TV Series)
 1955 Feather Dusted (Short)
Widow Hen (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Black Widow
Mrs. Franklin Walsh (uncredited)
 1954 Goo Goo Goliath (Short)
Ethel (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Yankee Doodle Bugs (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Bewitched Bunny (Short)
Witch Hazel / Gretel / Pretty Rabbit (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Muzzle Tough (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1954 The Cats Bah (Short)
Penelope's Mistress (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Wild Wife (Short)
Marsha, Daughter, Old Women with pennies, Beautician (voice, uncredited)
 1954 Sandy Claws (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1953 From A to Z-Z-Z-Z (Short)
Teacher (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Punch Trunk (Short)
Marsha / Delores (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Of Rice and Hen (Short)
Miss Prissy / Various Hens (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Easy Peckin's (Short)
Clara the Hen (voice, uncredited)
 1953 A Street Cat Named Sylvester (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Tom Tom Tomcat (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Hare Trimmed (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1953 There Auto Be a Law (Short)
Lady with Lipstick (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Fowl Weather (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Kiss Me Cat (Short)
Vi (voice, uncredited)
 1953 A Mouse Divided (Short)
Mrs. Sylvester / Female Mouse (voice, uncredited)
 1953 Snow Business (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Terrier-Stricken (Short)
Frisky's Mistress (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Oily Hare (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Ain't She Tweet (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Orange Blossoms for Violet (Short)
Violet (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Little Red Rodent Hood (Short)
Granny Mouse (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Kiddin' the Kitten (Short)
Dodsworth's Mistress (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Gift Wrapped (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1952 Feed the Kitty (Short)
Marc Anthony's Mistress (voice, uncredited)
 1952 The First Time
Mrs. Potter (uncredited)
 1952 I Love Lucy (TV Series)
Miss Lewis
- Lucy Plays Cupid (1952) ... Miss Lewis
 1951 A Bear for Punishment (Short)
Ma Bear (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Tweety's S.O.S. (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Lovelorn Leghorn (Short)
Miss Prissy / Hazel / Hens (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Chow Hound (Short)
M. Hinkle (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Room and Bird (Short)
Granny / Sylvester's Owner (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Putty Tat Trouble (Short)
Ladies letting cats out (voice, uncredited)
 1951 Hare We Go (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Two's a Crowd (Short)
John's Wife (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Canary Row (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1950 All a Bir-r-r-rd (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1950 An Egg Scramble (Short)
Prissy, Hens, Housewife (voice, uncredited)
 1950 The Scarlet Pumpernickel (Short)
The Fair Melissa (voice, uncredited)
 1950 Home, Tweet Home (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Bear Feat (Short)
Ma Bear (voice, uncredited)
 1949 On the Town
Brooklyn Girl on Subway (uncredited)
 1949 Oboler Comedy Theatre (TV Series)
- Mr. Dydee (1949)
 1949 The Windblown Hare (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1949 Doggone Tired (Short)
Operator (voice)
 1949 The Bee-Deviled Bruin (Short)
Ma Bear (voice, uncredited)
 1948 A Hick a Slick and a Chick (Short)
Daisy Lou (voice, uncredited)
 1948 Kit for Cat (Short)
Beatrice (voice, uncredited)
 1948 I Taw a Putty Tat (Short)
Woman (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Doggone Cats (Short)
Dog's Owner (voice, uncredited)
 1947 A Hare Grows in Manhattan (Short)
Lola Beverly (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Tweetie Pie (Short)
Emma Webster AKA Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1947 Scent-imental Over You (Short)
Narrator / Chihuahua (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Notorious
File Clerk (uncredited)
 1946 Hollywood Daffy (Short)
Bette Davis (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Hollywood Canine Canteen (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Quentin Quail (Short)
Baby Toots (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Baseball Bugs (Short)
The Statue of Liberty (voice, uncredited)
 1946 Book Revue (Short)
Bobby-Soxer / Lady on 'Freckles' Cover / Screams (voice, uncredited)
 1945 A Gruesome Twosome (Short)
Girl Cat (voice, uncredited)
 1945 It's Murder She Says... (Short)
Anopheles Annie's Pal (voice, uncredited)
 1945 The Shooting of Dan McGoo (Short)
Lou (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Brother Brat (Short)
Baby Butch's Mom (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Censored (Short)
Sally Lou (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Bugs Bunny Nips the Nips (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1944 The Weakly Reporter (Short)
Lady Buying Steak / Saleslady / Narrator / ... (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears (Short)
Mama Bear (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Hare Force (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1944 Little Red Riding Rabbit (Short)
Little Red Riding Hood (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Puss n' Booty (Short)
Woman (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Hiss and Make Up (Short)
Granny (voice, uncredited)
 1943 Pigs in a Polka (Short)
Second Little Pig (voice, uncredited)
 1942 The Hep Cat (Short)
Bird (voice, uncredited)
 1942 Wacky Blackout (Short)
Various (voice, uncredited)
 1941 Goofy Groceries (Short)
Cows / Can Can Dancers / Gorilla's Mother (voice, uncredited)
 1940 The Bear's Tale (Short)
Mama Bear (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Confederate Honey (Short)
Crimson O'Hairoil (voice, uncredited)
 1940 Cross Country Detours (Short)
Deer / Little Girl / Phone Operator (voice, uncredited)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bea Benadaret | Bee Benadaret
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Trivia:

She was one of producer/creator Paul Henning's favorite character actresses. When developing The Beverly Hillbillies (1962), he kept Bea in mind, and, although she was interested in the role of Granny, Henning felt she was too "busty" for the role. During auditions for the role of Granny, it was Benaderet who pointed to Irene Ryan and told Henning, "There's your 'Granny'!". See more »

Trademark:

The Flintstones (1960) first Betty Rubble voice

Star Sign:

Aries

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