|Date of Birth||4 April 1906 , New York City, New York, USA|
|Date of Death||13 October 1968 , Los Angeles, California, USA (left lung carcinoma)|
Mini Bio (1)
Bea Benaderet had a remarkable career in radio and television. In the days before television, she provided the voices for hundreds of characters on the radio, on shows like "Fibber McGee and Molly," "My Favorite Husband" (with Lucille Ball), and the "Jack Benny Show." Benederet was born in New York City but raised in San Francisco and made her radio debut when she was 12 years old. After doing voice-overs and various roles, Orson Welles gave her a regular role on "Campbell Playhouse." Benederet made a smooth move from radio to television as she was cast in the role as Blanche Morton in The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950). It was because of her role as Blanche that she could not accept the part of Ethel Mertz in I Love Lucy (1951), which was offered to her by Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. She also provided the voice for several Warner Brothers cartoons, usually for females (the ones Mel Blanc could not do). Later, she worked with Blanc again on one of the most famous cartoons!
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson
|Gene Twombly||(1957 - 13 October 1968) (her death)|
|Jim Bannon||(1938 - 1950) (divorced) (2 children)|