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1950 Press Photo singer/actress Benay Venuta divorces producer Armand Deutsch

AdID: 1037657

Availability: In stock

Part Number: RSC79235

Height: 10

Width: 7

Source: Rogers


This is an original press photo. singer/actress Benay Venuta after ending her 10 year marriage to movie producer Armand S. Deutsch, July 10, 1950 in Santa Monica, CA.

Benay Venuta (January 27, 1911–September 1, 1995) was an American actress, singer and dancer. Born Benvenuta Rose Crooke in San Francisco, Venuta attended finishing school in Geneva and lived in London where she worked as a dancer before returning to the States. She made her first screen appearance in the silent Trail of '98 in 1928. She also appeared in Annie Get Your Gun, Call Me Mister, and Bullets Over Broadway.
Venuta made her Broadway debut when she replaced Ethel Merman in the lead role of Reno Sweeney in Cole Porter's Anything Goes in 1935. The two remained close friends and co-starred in a revival of Annie Get Your Gun in 1966. Additional Broadway credits included By Jupiter (1942), Hazel Flagg (1953), and Romantic Comedy (1979). In 1958, she was cast as private eye Bertha Cool in a television pilot for a series to be called Cool and Lam, based on the novels by Erle Stanley Gardner writing as A. A. Fair, but the pilot remains the only episode in existence.
Venuta's summer stock and regional theatre credits included A Little Night Music, Bus Stop, Gypsy, Come Blow Your Horn, Auntie Mame, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Little Me, and Pal Joey. -WikipediaPhoto measures 7.25 x 10inches. Photo is dated 07-07-1950.