Bea Benaderet (born Beatrice Benaderet; April 4, 1906 – October 13, 1968) was an American actress who was the original voice of Betty Rubble during the first four seasons of The Flintstones her sucesser was Gerry Johnson
Bea Benaderet in 1966
April 4, 1908
October 13, 1968
Star of radio who voiced hundreds of characters on shows like My Husband and the Jack Benny Show and became a TV star in Petticoat Junction.
She began to gather acclaim for radio work in the 1940s, playing Millicent Carstairs on Fibber McGee & Molly and Gertrude Gearshift, among other roles, on The Jack Benny Program.
Among her voice roles was Betty Rubble in The Flinstones, and the original Granny--owner of the Tweety bird--in the Warner Brothers series of cartoons.
She was born in New York City; her father is Turkish and mother is Irish-American.
She was the s original choice to play Ethel Mertz--the part that went to Vivian Vance--on the show I Love Lucy.