Edgar Buchanan
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Warner Bros.
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Minerva Urecal
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Irene Ryan
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Regis Toomey
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Gale Gordon
(Movies & TV)

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Bea Benaderet

Knowledge Identifier: +Bea_Benaderet


Bea Benaderet

American actress born in New York City and raised in San Francisco, California add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1906.

Country: United States (100%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Edgar Buchanan, Warner Bros., Minerva Urecal

Linked to: Warner Bros., CBS, Jews, HarperCollins




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Bea Benaderet was born in 1906 add something


She was active in Orson Well's Mercury Theater and appeared in the 1938 "A Christmas Carol" add something


Benaderet voiced numerous female characters in the Warner Bros. animated shorts of the 1940s, displaying a great deal of versatility in her repertoire, from her natural feminine voice, to the "Granny" character, to the loquacious bobby-soxer in "Little Red Riding Rabbit" add something


She portrayed Lucille Ball's best friend Iris Attebury on the 1940s radio series "My Favorite Husband" add something


"The Flintstones" reunited Benaderet with her 1940s co-workers Alan Reed and Mel Blanc add something


Benaderet began voicing the character of Granny in the Warner Bros. cartoon series beginning in 1943 add something


Benaderet continued to perform the voice of Granny well into the 1950s, when June Foray replaced her in that role in 1955 add something


Benaderet had done a radio variation of "Green Acres" with Gale Gordon beginning in 1950 called "Granby's Green Acres" add something


Benaderet did appear in a guest role on "I Love Lucy" on January 21, 1952 as "Miss Lewis", a love-starved spinster neighbor add something


Benaderet was quite busy during the last decade of her life, starting with a voice role as Betty Rubble in the animated series "The Flintstones", which debuted in 1960 add something


Benaderet was seriously considered for the role of Granny in "The Beverly Hillbillies", which began in 1962, by producer Paul Henning , who ultimately felt she was too buxom and feminine for the character he envisioned as a frail but caustic little spitfire; Irene Ryan was eventually cast add something


However, the female Bodines disappeared after Henning cast Benaderet in his next series "Petticoat Junction", which premiered in September 1963 add something


Jimmy Hawkins - From 1963-1967, Hawkins was Orville Miggs in the first four seasons of "Petticoat Junction", starring Bea Benaderet and Edgar Buchanan


Benaderet supposedly resigned from the show in 1964 owing to the workload on "Petticoat Junction", when in fact Director Joe Barbera unceremoniously replaced her with Gerry Johnson for the remainder of the series' run add something


Minerva Urecal - She played Martha in her final two television appearances on "Petticoat Junction", starring Bea Benaderet, in 1965-1966


Meredith MacRae - In 1966, MacRae signed a contract with CBS to play Billie Jo Bradley on the sitcom, "Petticoat Junction", starring Bea Benaderet as her television mother and Edgar Buchanan as her television uncle


Benaderet was diagnosed with cancer in 1967, which led to her departure from "Petticoat Junction" in what was hoped would be a temporary absence, during which time Rosemary DeCamp was brought in to play "Aunt Helen" in scripts obviously written for Benaderet's character Kate add something


However, Benaderet was well enough to return for a few additional episodes in the fall of 1968 before being written out permanently add something

Bea Benaderet died in 1968 add something


On October 13, 1968, Benaderet died in Los Angeles, California at the Good Samaritan Hospital from lung cancer and pneumonia add something


Regis Toomey - In 1968, after the death of Bea Benaderet who played Kate Bradley, Toomey played a transitional role in the television show Petticoat Junction


As a result, the sitcom was originally going to be canceled in the spring of 1969 add something


During its final year, the ratings improved a little, but CBS nonetheless canceled it in the spring of 1970 as part of the network's "rural purge" in favor of more sophisticated programs which would presumably appeal to demographics more desirable to advertisers add something


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Her performance as Pearl was well received; author Stephen Cox wrote in his 1993 book "The Beverly Hillbillies: From the Small Screen to the Big Screen": "When "The Beverly Hillbillies" first aired, it started to become 'The Bea Benaderet Show add something


In one episode of the 2016 seventh season of the FXX animated series "Archer", Sterling Archer purposely confuses the plot of "The Manchurian Candidate" with that of "On the Town" in order to annoy his friend Slater , lists off Benaderet's television roles add something