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Lucille Benson (1914–1984)

Lucille Benson was a plump, distinctive, and marvelously quirky character actress with a heavy down-home Southern accent who portrayed an offbeat and enjoyable array of colorful supporting dotty old lady roles in both films and TV shows alike. Benson was born on July 17, 1914 in Scottsboro, Alabama. She was adopted and raised by her aunt after her... See full bio »

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 1982-1983 Alice (TV Series)
Grace / Lucille
- The Robot Wore Pink (1983) ... Lucille
- Alice Sees the Light (1983) ... Grace
- Sorry, Wrong Lips! (1982) ... Grace
 1983 When Your Lover Leaves (TV Movie)
Greta
 1982 The Adventures of Pollyanna (TV Movie)
Mrs. Levelor
 1978-1982 Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color (TV Series)
Mrs. Levelor / Grandma Hopkins
- The Adventures of Pollyanna (1982) ... Mrs. Levelor
- The Young Runaways (1978) ... Grandma Hopkins
 1982 Simon & Simon (TV Series)
Mrs. Dorothy Bartlett
- Tanks for the Memories (1982) ... Mrs. Dorothy Bartlett
 1981 Amy
Rose Metcalf
 1981 Nero Wolfe (TV Series)
 1980 The Dukes of Hazzard (TV Series)
Mama Coltrane
- Mrs. Roscoe P. Coltrane (1980) ... Mama Coltrane
 1979-1980 The Ropers (TV Series)
Mother
- Mother's Wake (1980) ... Mother
- Old Flames (1980) ... Mother
- Of Mice and Horses (1980) ... Mother
- The Family Planning (1979) ... Mother
 1980 Little House on the Prairie (TV Series)
Miss Trimble
- Sweet Sixteen (1980) ... Miss Trimble
 1979 1941
Gas Mama (Eloise) (as Lucille Bensen)
 1979 Trapper John, M.D. (TV Series)
Clarissa Mae Purcell
- Taxi in the Rain (1979) ... Clarissa Mae Purcell
 1979 Concrete Cowboys (TV Series)
Peg the Madam
- Concrete Cowboys (1979) ... Peg the Madam
 1979 Ebony, Ivory and Jade (TV Movie)
Mrs. Stone
 1979 Time Express (TV Series)
- Rodeo/Cop (1979)
 1979 How the West Was Won (TV Mini-Series)
Miss Agnes
- Luke (1979) ... Miss Agnes
 1979 The Country Western Murders (TV Movie)
Mrs. Bloom
 1979 Charleston (TV Movie)
Miss Fay
 1978 Lassie: A New Beginning (TV Movie)
Juno
 1978 Wonder Woman (TV Series)
Flo
- The Murderous Missile (1978) ... Flo
 1977 Bunco (TV Movie)
Mrs. Galvin
 1977 Black Market Baby (TV Movie)
Mrs. Krieg
 1977 Code R (TV Series)
Emma
- Decisions (1977) ... Emma
 1977 Insight (TV Series)
Irma
- Leroy (1977) ... Irma
 1977 The Greatest
Mrs. Fairlie
 1977 Nashville 99 (TV Series)
Birdie Huff
- The Fallen Idol (1977) ... Birdie Huff
- Joldy (1977) ... Birdie Huff
- Sing Me a Song to Die By (1977) ... Birdie Huff
 1977 The Strange Possession of Mrs. Oliver (TV Movie)
Housekeeper
 1976 Silver Streak
Rita Babtree
 1976 Wanted: The Sundance Woman (TV Movie)
Miss Elsie Powell
 1976 Jigsaw John (TV Series)
 1976 The Killer Who Wouldn't Die (TV Movie)
Flo
 1976 The Cop and the Kid (TV Series)
 1974-1976 Petrocelli (TV Series)
Lucilole Davis / Madge Briar / Lucille Field / ...
- Deadly Journey (1976) ... Lucilole Davis
- Face of Evil (1975) ... Madge Briar
- The Outsiders (1975) ... Lucille Field
- A Very Lonely Lady (1974) ... Angie Crawford
 1976 The Waltons (TV Series)
Tilly Shanks
- The Fledgling (1976) ... Tilly Shanks
 1976 Police Woman (TV Series)
Aunt Benjamin
- Double Image (1976) ... Aunt Benjamin
 1973-1976 Emergency! (TV Series)
Annie / Martha
- Above and Beyond... Nearly (1976) ... Annie
- An English Visitor (1973) ... Martha
 1976 Switch (TV Series)
Edna
- Ain't Nobody Here Named Barney (1976) ... Edna
 1975 Three for the Road (TV Series)
Gas Station Attendant
- Pilot (1975) ... Gas Station Attendant
 1975 Harry and Maggie (TV Short)
Thelma
 1975 The Runaway Barge (TV Movie)
Madge Henshaw
 1974 Betrayal (TV Movie)
Eunice Russell
 1974 Reflections of Murder (TV Movie)
Mrs. Turner
 1974 Paper Moon (TV Series)
- Birthday (1974)
 1974 The Day the Earth Moved (TV Movie)
Miss Virginia Porter
 1974 Apple's Way (TV Series)
Button Lady / Lady Artist
- The Fair (1974) ... Button Lady
- The Tree (1974) ... Lady Artist
 1972-1974 Mannix (TV Series)
Myra / Ida
- The Girl from Nowhere (1974) ... Myra
- Moving Target (1972) ... Ida
 1973 Message to My Daughter (TV Movie)
Woman on Train
 1973 The Blue Knight (TV Movie)
Elmira Gooch
 1973 The Devil's Daughter (TV Movie)
Janet Poole
 1972 Private Parts
Aunt Martha
 1972 Slaughterhouse-Five
Billy's Mother
 1972 The Delphi Bureau (TV Series)
Mrs. Loveless
- Pilot (1972) ... Mrs. Loveless
 1972 Heat of Anger (TV Movie)
Lillian McWhorter
 1972 Bonanza (TV Series)
Mrs. Melody
- Search in Limbo (1972) ... Mrs. Melody
 1972 Women in Chains (TV Movie)
Billie
 1971 Cactus in the Snow
Mrs. Sawyer
 1971 Duel (TV Movie)
Lady at Snakerama
 1971 Cade's County (TV Series)
- Company Town (1971)
 1971 Cannon (TV Series)
Proprietress
- The Salinas Jackpot (1971) ... Proprietress
 1971 Escape (TV Movie)
Trudy
 1971 The New Andy Griffith Show (TV Series)
Mrs. Gaddis
- A Visit from Cousin Billy Jim (1971) ... Mrs. Gaddis
- Big Noise, Small Claims (1971) ... Mrs. Gaddis
 1970 Little Fauss and Big Halsy
'Mom' Fauss
 1970 WUSA
Second Matron
 1964 East Side/West Side (TV Series)
First woman in the dressing room
- The Street (1964) ... First woman in the dressing room
 1960 The Fugitive Kind
Beulah Binnings
 1955 The United States Steel Hour (TV Series)
Benita
- Hung for a Sheep (1955) ... Benita
 1952 Armstrong Circle Theatre (TV Series)
- High Ground (1952)
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Acted in a 1966 Broadway stage production of the musical "Walking Happy". See more »

Alternate Names:

Lucille Bensen
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Often played Southern ladies See more »

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Cancer

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