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Benay Venuta (1911–1995)

The exceedingly lovely and highly musical Benay Venuta was born on January 27, 1911, as Benvenuta Rose Crooke in San Francisco, California. Attending finishing school in Geneva, she subsequently dropped out and headed off to London. Her career in show business began as a teenage dancer in 1925. Returning to the States a few years later, she made ... See full bio »
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 1994 Bullets Over Broadway
Theater Well-Wisher
 1989 Designing Women (TV Series)
Mrs. Ellen Stillfield
- Come on and Marry Me, Bill (1989) ... Mrs. Ellen Stillfield
- The Engagement (1989) ... Mrs. Ellen Stillfield
 1968 That Girl (TV Series)
Lady Trixie Wetherby
- The Seventh Time Around (1968) ... Lady Trixie Wetherby
 1967 Annie Get Your Gun (TV Movie)
Dolly Tate
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie)
Bertha Cool
 1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
Daisy Parker
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Texas Guinan / Marian Hunt
- Made in Heaven (1956) ... Marian Hunt
 1957 Climax! (TV Series)
Mrs. Stagg
- Night of a Rebel (1957) ... Mrs. Stagg
 1954 Ricochet Romance
Claire Renard
 1952 Stars and Stripes Forever
Madame Bernsdorff-Mueller (uncredited)
 1951 Racket Squad (TV Series)
- Skin Game (1951)
 1951 Call Me Mister
Billie Barton
 1948 Easter Parade
Bar Patron (uncredited)
 1948 I, Jane Doe
Phyllis Tuttle
 1947 Repeat Performance
Bess Michaels
 1938 Queens of the Air (Short)
Benay Venuta
 1935 The Film Follies (Short)
Benay Venuta
 1928 The Trail of '98
San Francisco Party Girl (uncredited)
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Show Show Self (6 credits)
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She eventually replaced Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney in the original Broadway production of "Anything Goes" in 1934. See more »

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