Benay Venuta (Stage Actress) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

Benay Venuta was an American actress, singer and dancer.

Born: Benvenuta Rose Crooke, January 27, 1910, San Francisco, California, U.S.
Died: September 1, 1995, New York City, U.S.
Years active: 1935–1994
Children: 2
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About Benay Venuta

California-born actress, dancer, and singer who appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes, Annie Get Your Gun, Romantic Comedy, and By Jupiter.

Before Fame

She studied in Geneva, Switzerland and subsequently worked as a dancer in London, England.


She is known to television viewers for playing Ellen Stillfield, Jean Smart’s on-screen mother-in-law, on the sitcom Designing Women.

Family Life

She had two daughters with second husband Armand Deutsch.


She appeared in the 1950 musical film Annie Get Your Gun, which starred Betty Hutton.

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Latest information about Benay Venuta updated on August 31, 2020.

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