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Benaderet, Bea

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on January 30, 2004

(1906-1968)

    Voice actress on radio and in cartoons. Benaderet is most visible in two roles at Warner Brothers: as Mama Bear (of the Three Bears) and as Granny, the nemesis of Sylvester. Granny was also voiced by June Foray and Julie Bennett (see next entry).

    Benaderet was a supporting player on the Jack Benny radio show, playing, among other characters, the telephone operator Mabel Flapsaddle. She also had roles on the radio shows of Mel Blanc and Dennis Day, as well as on Fibber McGee and Molly and The Great Gildersleeve. She is well remembered for her role in Petticoat Junction, and credited with providing the voice of Betty Rubble on The Flintstones.

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