Bea Benadaret, 1906-1968
Bea Benadaret played the educated, elegant, and proper Eve Goodwin. She’s a successful, independent career woman, the principal of Leroy’s school, and her cool, aloof manner with Gildersleeve provides a perfect contrast to gushy Southern belle Leila Ransom.
Bea Benadaret’s Best-Known Television Roles:
Neighbor Blanche Morton on The Burns and Allen program; Recurring role as Cousin Pearl Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies, Kate Bradley on Petticoat Junction