She acted in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical, "Jesus Christ Superstar," at the Palace Theatre in London, England with Richard Barnes, Stephen Tate, Derek Damon, Dana Gillespie, Myra Sands, Jonathan Kramer, and Chris Evans in the cast.
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Floella Benjamin O.B.E. | Floella Benjamin OBE
5' 6" (1.68 m)
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I meet people who grew up with our shows, and they say I'm part of their life. Children's TV wasn't a stepping stone to further a career - infact it was considered a bit inferior - but nowadays presenters use it as a showcase. It's 'Here I am, I want to be a star.' A lot of it is led by pop music and videos. They're targeting little kids with sex, and selling them CDs and T-shirts. You see them ...
The name Floella was invented by her father, Roy, who told her that "Flo" is short for "flower" and ella means "best of all".