Down 45,999 this week

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 »

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about what it's like to be a part of "Star Wars: Rebels" and reveals the inspiration for her character on "The Flash." Plus, we get our Jedi on and learn how to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show

Around The Web


Powered by ZergNet

On Amazon Video

Watch on TV

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 220 people
created 24 Sep 2012
a list of 58 people
created 13 Oct 2016

Do you have a demo reel?

Add it to your IMDbPage

Connect with IMDb

How Much Have You Seen?

How much of Benay Venuta's work have you seen?

User Polls

Known For

Annie Get Your Gun
Annie Get Your Gun Dolly Tate
Bullets Over Broadway
Bullets Over Broadway Theater Well-Wisher
Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90 Marian Hunt / Texas Guinan
Between Time and Timbuktu
Between Time and Timbuktu Diana Moon Glampers


Hide Hide Show Show Actress (21 credits)
 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
 1972 Between Time and Timbuktu (TV Movie)
Diana Moon Glampers
 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
 1961 Rio (TV Movie)
 1958 Cool and Lam (TV Movie)
Bertha Cool
 1956-1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Texas Guinan / Marian Hunt
- The Helen Morgan Story (1957) ... Texas Guinan
- Made in Heaven (1956) ... Marian Hunt
 1957 The Fuzzy Pink Nightgown
Daisy Parker
 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
 1950 Annie Get Your Gun
Dolly Tate
 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)
Show Show Soundtrack (3 credits)
Show Show Self (6 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

Personal Details

Other Works:

She eventually replaced Ethel Merman as Reno Sweeney in the original Broadway production of "Anything Goes" in 1934. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | See more »

Did You Know?

Star Sign:


Contribute to This Page