Born in New York City and raised in San Franciscoshe began performing in Bay Area theatre and radio before embarking on a Hollywood career that spanned over three decades. Benaderet first specialized in voiceover work in the golden age of radioappearing on numerous programs while working with comedians of the era such as Jack BennyBurns and Allenand Lucille Ball.
Her expertise in dialect and characterization led to her becoming Warner Bros. Benaderet was then a prominent figure on television in situation comediesfirst with The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show from tofor which she earned two Emmy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress.
In the s, she had regular roles in four series up until her death from lung cancer inincluding the commercial successes The Beverly HillbilliesThe Flintstonesand her best known role as Kate Bradley in Petticoat Junction. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring her work in television.
Benaderet was raised Catholic, and attended grade school at a Dominican convent. Rose Academy, a private, all-girls' high school,   she attended the Reginald Travers School of Acting and joined his stock company The Players' Guild,  appearing in stage productions of works such as PollyLysistrataand Uncle Tom's Cabin.
InBenaderet joined the staff of San Francisco radio station KFRCwhich was under the new ownership of Don Lee and where her duties included acting, singing, writing, and producing. Benaderet relocated to Hollywood in and joined the radio station KHJ where she made her network radio debut upon being hired by Orson Welles for his Mercury Theatre repertory company heard on The Campbell Playhouse. Benaderet voiced various one-time parts before joining the main cast as Iris, the neighbor and friend of Ball's character Liz Cooper.
Beginning inBenaderet became Warner Bros. Benaderet was Lucille Ball's first choice as Ethel Mertz for the sitcom I Love Lucy ; Ball said in a interview that she had "no other picture of anyone" for the role. Benaderet guest-starred on the January 21,first-season episode "Lucy Plays Cupid" as the character of Miss Lewis, a love-starved spinster neighbor. Burns introduced Keating to Benaderet and the audience, and she broke character to exchange pleasantries with Keating.
The segment then resumed and Benaderet struck Keating with the book. The s had Benaderet become a fixture on television, including working on two shows simultaneously from to Benaderet auditioned with past radio coworker Jean Vander Pyl for Betty and Wilma Flintstone by exchanging dialogue before the show's co-creator Joseph Barberawho asked afterward what part they preferred. Despite considering her to be too buxom for his vision of the character as a small and wiry woman, Henning allowed her to test anyway.
Prior to shooting the pilotBenaderet enlisted a dialect coach to help her learn a hillbilly accent. Brewster Frank Wilcox as a love interest. Pearl played the piano for the silent movies and she saw such high fashion and ridiculous hairdos. She could read and write, and the curled hair seemed to Pearl the height of smartness. Paul Henning had long admired Benaderet's talents and strove to create a starring vehicle for her, as he felt she was worthy of headlining her own series after years of supporting parts.
She has to walk a fine line between being humorous and tender. The other women I've played were strictly for laughs. Henning was again given free rein for a new show with no pilot needed, which he bestowed to colleague Jay Sommers due to his busy schedule.The Unloved (full movie)
Sommers created the sitcom Green Acresadapted from his radio program Granby's Green Acres that had starred Benaderet, thus making it a spinoff of her own television show. Benaderet played bit parts in six motion pictures from tofour of which were uncredited. She was chosen from two hundred actresses for the part of a government file clerk in Alfred Hitchcock 's Notorious and completed filming in half an hour, but her scenes were cut from the final print. Hitchcock looked me right in the eye and asked 'You want to go back to radio?
March 4, Her son Jack Bannon became an actor, making his television debut in bit parts on Petticoat Junction and working on the show as a dialogue coach, and later starred in Lou Grant. During a routine checkup ina spot was discovered on one of Benaderet's lungs.
Benaderet's treatment was successful and concluded in January She missed ten episodes of the show as she recuperated, during which her character of Kate Bradley was vaguely described in the storyline as being out of town, as expectations were that Benaderet would eventually recover and be able to resume filming. Benaderet died at age 62 on October 13,of lung cancer and pneumonia. On October 17, four days after her death and the day after her funeral, her husband Eugene Twombly, died at the age of 54 from a massive heart attack and was interred beside her.
When Benaderet was cast in Petticoat Junction, she was hailed as having "finally" become a star.Having had walk-on roles on her mother's television series The Lucy ShowArnaz made her acting debut in a continuing role in the series Here's Lucy from to Arnaz branched out into television roles independent of her family from the mids. She has continued to make appearances in a number of popular television series over the years, including Murder, She WroteMarcus Welby, M.
The reviewer for The New York Times described the show as "the always ingratiating Miss Arnaz as a psychologist who not only writes an advice column, but also takes calls from listeners on her own radio program. Another eponymous series, this one a late-night-style talk showaired for one season from to It was unsuccessful, but The Rosie O'Donnell Show would use the same format a year later to much greater success, prompting Arnaz's agent to pitch a revival that would not be picked up.
Arnaz has had a lengthy career in musical theatre. A Miami, Florida performance was given in July She toured in Pippin inplaying the role of Berthe, the title character's grandmother.
Arnaz attended an all-girls Catholic high school mainly because of its good drama program. Source: Archive of American Television: . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American actress. Los AngelesCaliforniaU. Philip Vandervort Menegaux. Laurence Luckinbill.
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Hottest Actresses The Most Beautiful British Actresses. Share this page:. Clear your history.Lucille Ball got her start as a singer, model and film star before becoming one of America's top comedic actresses with the s TV show I Love Lucyco-starring on the show with her husband, Desi Arnaz.
She died in The elder of the couple's two children her brother, Fred, was born inBall had a hardscrabble childhood shaped by tragedy and a lack of money. Ball's father, Henry or Had, as he was known to his family was an electrician, and not long after his daughter's birth he relocated the family to Montana for work.
Then it was off to Michigan, where Had took a job as a telephone lineman with the Michigan Bell Company. Life came undone in February when Had was struck with typhoid fever and died. For Ball, just 3 years old at the time, her father's death not only set in motion a series of difficult childhood hurdles, but also served as the young girl's first real significant memory.
I remember a bird that flew in the window, a picture that fell off the wall. Desiree, still reeling from her husband's unexpected death and pregnant with Fred, packed up and returned to Jamestown, New York, where she eventually found work in a factory and a new husband, Ed Peterson.
Peterson, though, wasn't a fan of kids, especially young ones, and with Desiree's blessing, he decided the two of them would move to Detroit without her children. Fred moved in with Desiree's parents, while Ball was forced to make a new home with Ed's folks. For Ball that meant contending with Peterson's stern mother, who didn't have much money to lavish on her step-granddaughter.
The family, Ball would later recall, lacked enough money even for school pencils. Finally, at age 11, Ball reunited with her mother when Desiree and Ed returned to Jamestown.
Even then, Ball had an itch to do something big, and when she was 15 she convinced her mother to allow her to enroll in a New York City drama school. But despite her longing to make it on the stage, Ball was too nervous to draw much notice. The school finally wrote her mother, "Lucy's wasting her time and ours.
She's too shy and reticent to put her best foot forward. She remained in New York City, however, and by Ball, who had started calling herself Diane Belmont, found work as a model, first for fashion designer Hattie Carnegie, and then, after overcoming a debilitating bout of rheumatoid arthritis, for Chesterfield cigarettes. In the early s, Ball, who had dyed her chestnut hair blonde, moved to Hollywood to seek out more acting opportunities. Work soon followed, including a stint as one of the 12 "Goldwyn Girls" to promote the Eddie Cantor flick Roman Scandals.
All told, Ball would appear in 72 movies during her long career, including a string of second-tier films in the s that garnered her the unofficial title "The Queen of B Movies. The two appeared together in Ball's next film, Too Many Girlsand before the year was out, the pair fell madly in love and married.
For the careful, career-minded Ball, who had periodically been romantically linked to a series of older men, Arnaz was something completely different: fiery, young he was just 23 when they met and with a bit of a reputation as a ladies' man.
Friends and colleagues guessed the romance between the apparently mismatched entertainers wouldn't last a year. But Ball seemed drawn to Arnaz's spark, and while her husband's attention sometimes did stray romantically from the marriage, the truth is that during their 20 years together, Arnaz greatly supported Ball's career hopes. Still, as the late s rolled around, Ball, who had dyed her hair red in at MGM's urging, was looking at a stagnant movie career, unable to break into the kinds of starring roles she'd always dreamed about.
As a result, Arnaz pushed his wife to try broadcasting, and it wasn't long before Ball landed a lead part in the radio comedy My Favorite Husband. The program caught the attention of CBS executives, who wanted her to recreate something like it on the small screen. Ball, though, insisted it include her real-life husband, something the network clearly wasn't interested in seeing happen.Her father died before she was four, and her mother worked several jobs, so she and her younger brother were raised by their grandparents.
Always willing to take responsibility for her brother and young cousins, she was a restless teenager who yearned to "make some noise".
She entered a dramatic school in New York City, but while her classmate Bette Davis received all the raves, she was sent home; "too shy". She found some work modeling for Hattie Carnegie 's and, inshe was chosen to be a "Goldwyn Girl" and appear in the film Roman Scandals Eventually, she received starring roles in B-pictures and, occasionally, a good role in an A-picture, like in Stage Door or The Big Street While filming Too Many Girlsshe met and fell madly in love with a young Cuban actor-musician named Desi Arnaz.
Despite different personalities, lifestyles, religions and ages he was six years youngerhe fell hard, too, and after a passionate romance, they eloped and were married in November Inshe took a starring role in the radio comedy "My Favorite Husband", in which she played the scatterbrained wife of a Midwestern banker. InCBS came knocking with the offer of turning it into a television series.
After convincing the network brass to let Desi play her husband and to sign over the rights to and creative control over the series to them, work began on the most popular and universally beloved sitcom of all time. With I Love Lucyshe and Desi promoted the 3-camera technique now the standard in filming sitcoms using 35mm film the earliest known example of the 3-camera technique is the first Russian feature film, "Defence of Sevastopol" in Desi syndicated I Love Lucy.
Lucille Desiree Ball was the first woman to own her own studio as the head of Desilu Productions. Sign In. Edit Lucille Ball. Showing all items. Famous for her fake wailing when something bad happens to her. Her trademark 'spider face' when something goes wrong for her, accompanied by an "eugh" sound. A comment from a member of the preview audience of Follow the Fleet about bit-player Ball: "You might give the tall gum-chewing blonde more parts and see if she can't make the grade--a good gamble".
Ball and Barbara Pepper met early in their careers when they were both in The Goldwyn Girls and remained lifelong friends. During a Barbara Walters interview, Jane Fonda stated that that her father, Henry Fondawas deeply in love with Ball and that the two were "very close" during the filming of Yours, Mine and Ours Was the first woman to own her own film studio when she became the head of Desilu Productions.Elisabeth Singleton Moss born July 24,  is an American actor and producer. Moss began acting in the early s and first gained recognition for playing Zoey Bartletthe youngest daughter of President Josiah Bartletin the NBC political drama series The West Wing — Elisabeth Moss was born and raised in Los AngelesCaliforniathe daughter of Ron and Linda Moss, both of whom were musicians; her mother plays jazz and blues harmonica professionally.
Initially, Moss had aspirations of becoming a professional dancer.
In order to manage her education and career, she began homeschoolingand graduated in at age sixteen. She appeared in the television remake of the film Gypsy and played Harvey Keitel 's younger daughter in the film Imaginary Crimes It required Zoey to be a bit of a pain with her fancy French boyfriend, but Moss always made her relatable, even when the plot required otherwise.
Inshe had a supporting role as a patient in a mental institution in James Mangold 's Girl, Interruptedopposite Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie and a minor part in the drama Anywhere but Here. The same year, she had a small role in the movie Mumfordplaying the daughter of a woman with a shopping addiction. InMoss appeared in a commercial for Excedrin in which she directly addressed the audience about the medication's benefits for people who suffer from migraines. The spot proved enduringly popular and ran for several years, providing Moss with residual income as she struggled to make it as an actress.
Moss appeared in Heart of America and three other films in That year, she made the movie Virgin for which she was nominated for a Independent Spirit Award. Moss had a supporting role in the — horror series Invasion and appeared in television again on a episode of Grey's Anatomy entitled "My Favorite Mistake",  and on the series Medium opposite Patricia Arquette.
Between and the series' final season inMoss was nominated for five Emmy awards for the role  for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. There were scripts for two pilots that everyone was talking about at the time that were really good, and Mad Men was one of them. Moss holds both British and American citizenship. Moss practices Scientology  and identifies as a feminist. She continued, "Religious freedom and tolerance and understanding the truth and equal rights for every race, religion and creed are extremely important to me.
Moss earned critical acclaim and numerous accolades for her performances in film and television. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the photographer, see Elizabeth Moss.
American actor and producer. Los AngelesCaliforniaU. Fred Armisen. Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Elisabeth Moss.