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Henny Backus (1911–2004)

Henny Backus was born on March 21, 1911 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Henrietta Kaye. She was an actress, known for Gilligan's Island (1964), Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956) and Blondie (1968). She was married to Jim Backus. She died on December 9, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island Native Mother
(1965)
Meet Me in Las Vegas
(1956)
Blondie
Blondie Mrs. Cora Dithers / Mrs. Dithers
(1968)
Hello Down There
Hello Down There Mrs. Webster
(1969)

Filmography

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 1981 The Love Boat (TV Series)
Mrs. Landers
 1980 The Gossip Columnist (TV Movie)
Henny Backus
 1972 Magic Carpet (TV Movie)
Edna Benson
 1972 Emergency! (TV Series)
Ginger Merkl
- Weird Wednesday (1972) ... Ginger Merkl
 1969 Hello Down There
Mrs. Webster
 1968 Blondie (TV Series)
Mrs. Cora Dithers / Mrs. Dithers
- Marriage Menders (1968) ... Mrs. Cora Dithers
- My Camp Runneth Over (1968) ... Mrs. Dithers
 1967 Accidental Family (TV Series)
Aunt Helen
 1965 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Native Mother
- Gilligan's Mother-in-Law (1965) ... Native Mother
 1961 The Jim Backus Show (TV Series)
Henrietta Updyke
- In the Rough (1961) ... Henrietta Updyke
 1959 Holiday for Lovers
Connie McDougal
 1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series)
Mrs. Green
- Free Weekend (1958) ... Mrs. Green
 1958 The High Cost of Loving
Mrs. Mason (uncredited)
 1956 The Great Man
Mrs. Helen Rieber
 1956 Meet Me in Las Vegas
Bossy Wife
 1955 Blackboard Jungle
Miss Brady (uncredited)
 1954 Mayor of the Town (TV Series)
Jane
- Blueberry Hill (1954) ... Jane
 1953 Affair with a Stranger
Lucy Lawson (uncredited)
 1953 Julius Caesar
Citizen of Rome (uncredited)
 1952 Skirts Ahoy!
Nurse (uncredited)
Show Show Self (18 credits)
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Alternate Names:

Jim & Henny
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Second wife and widow of Jim Backus.

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Aries

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