Benita Hume

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Benita Hume
Benita Hume in The Last of Mrs Cheyney trailer cropped.jpg
Born(1906-10-14)14 October 1906
London, England
Died1 November 1967(1967-11-01) (aged 60)[1]
Egerton, Lancashire, England
Cause of deathBone cancer
Resting placeLathrop Hill Cemetery, Bolton, England
OccupationActress
Years active1925–1956
Spouse(s)
Children1

Benita Hume (14 October 1907 – 1 November 1967)[1] was an English theatre and film actress. She appeared in 44 films between, from the silent film era to sound film from 1925 and 1955.

Life and career[edit]

She was married to film actor Ronald Colman from 1938 to his death in 1958; they were the parents of a daughter, Juliet. She starred with Colman in both versions of the situation comedy The Halls of Ivy, an NBC Radio programme (1950–1952) and a CBS Television show (1954–1955). She also made occasional guest appearances with her husband on The Jack Benny Show on radio, where the Colmans were portrayed as Benny's long-suffering next-door neighbours, a role they reprised once on his television show. After Ronald Colman's death, she married actor George Sanders in 1959 and they remained together until her death in 1967.

Death[edit]

Sanders originally was signed to play Sheridan Whiteside in the musical Sherry!, but when Hume became terminally ill with cancer, he withdrew from the project.[2] Hume died in Egerton, Lancashire from bone cancer at the home of her sister, aged 60.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://www.nytimes.com/1967/11/05/archives/benita-hume-60-actress-is-dead-mrs-george-sanders-was-ronald.html. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ James Lipton. Inside Inside (2007), Dutton, ISBN 0-525-95035-4, p. 155

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