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Bea Benaderet
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Benadaret in 1966.
Beatrice Benaderet

(1906-04-04)April 4, 1906
Died October 13, 1968(1968-10-13) (aged 62)
Cause of death Lung cancer and pneumonia
Resting place Valhalla Memorial Park Cemetery, North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California
Years active 1926–1968
Spouse(s) Jim Bannon (1938–1950; divorced); 2 children
Eugene Twombly (1957–1968; her death)

Beatrice “Bea” Benaderet (April 4, 1906 – October 13, 1968) was an American actress. She was born in New York City and raised in San Francisco, California.

She appeared in many television shows, which included a starring role in the 1960s television series Petticoat Junction and Green Acres as Shady Rest Hotel owner Kate Bradley.

She also appeared in supporting roles as Blanche Morton in The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show and as the original voice of Betty Rubble during the first four seasons of The Flintstones, and in The Beverly Hillbillies as Pearl Bodine.

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