Benay Venuta

Active - 1947 - 1994  |   Born - Jan 27, 1911   |   Died - Sep 1, 1995   |   Genres - Drama, Musical, Comedy, Crime, Romance

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Biography by Sandra Brennan

Singer and actress Venuta Benay appeared in a few films during the late '40s and early '50s; she made her film debut in the silent Trail of '98 (1928). A native of San Francisco, she learned to dance in adolescence. After 1957, Benay primarily focused upon her theatrical career. She did occasionally return to film work up through the early '90s.

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