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


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