Beatrice Benaderet was an American actress and comedienne. Born in New York City and raised in San Francisco, she began performing in Bay Area theatre and radio before embarking on a Hollywood career that spanned over three decades. Benaderet first specialized in voice-over work in the golden age of radio, appearing on numerous programs working with comedians of the era such as Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, and Lucille Ball. Her expertise in dialect and characterization led to her becoming Warner Bros.' leading voice of female characters in their cartoons of the early 1940s through the mid-1950s. Benaderet was then a prominent figure on television in situation comedies, first with The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show from 1950 to 1958, for which she earned two Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
|Born||Beatrice Benaderet, April 4, 1906, New York City, U.S.|
|Died||October 13, 1968, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Resting place||Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California|
|Education||St. Rose Academy High School|
|Children||2, including Jack Bannon|
Radio personality who voiced hundreds of characters on series such as My Husband and the Jack Benny Show before starring in Petticoat Junction on television.
In the 1940s, she rose to prominence as Millicent Carstairs on Fibber McGee & Molly and Gertrude Gearshift on The Jack Benny Program, among other roles.
Betty Rubble in The Flinstones and the original Granny—owner of the Tweety bird—in the Warner Brothers series of cartoons were among her voice performances.
Her father is Turkish and her mother is Irish-American, and she was born in New York City.
Burials at Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery. Actresses from San Francisco. Hanna-Barbera people. American radio actresses