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Mimi Benzell

Mimi Benzell

Show Count: 8
Series Count: 1
Role: Old Time Radio Star
Born: April 6, 1918
Old Time Radio, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA
Died: December 23, 1970, Manhasset, Long Island, New York, USA

Mimi Benzell (April 6, 1918 – December 23, 1970) was an American soprano who performed with the Metropolitan Opera before establishing herself as a Broadway musical theatre, television, and nightclub performer.

Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, Benzell attended James Madison High School in Brooklyn, New York. She was 21 when she made her Met debut inMozart's The Magic Flute during the 1944-45 season. Additional Met credits include La Bohème, Rigoletto, Der Rosenkavalier, Carmen, and Barber of Seville. In 1961 she appeared in Jerry Herman's first book musical, Milk and Honey, which proved to be her only Broadway production.

Benzell performed on Toast of the Town eleven times between 1949 and 1955. She appeared as a panelist on both the daytime and primetimeeditions of the game show To Tell the Truth.

Among Benzell's recordings were Roberta and The Vagabond King, both with Alfred Drake.

Benzell died of cancer in Manhasset, New York at the age of 53.

Source: Wikipedia

Jack Pearl ShowJack Pearl Show
Show Count: 1
Broadcast History: 8 September 1932 to 25 September 1951
Sponsor: Lucky Strike, Royal Gelatin, Frigidaire, Brown and Williamson Tobacco, U.S. Treasury, Pet Milk
Cast: Jack Pearl, Cliff Hall, Tommy Dorsey
Broadcast: 21st January 1952
Added: Mar 26 2011
Broadcast: 4th February 1952
Added: Jan 30 2012
Broadcast: 8th December 1952
Added: Dec 16 2013
Broadcast: 14th May 1951
Added: Feb 19 2012
Broadcast: Not known
Added: Jul 16 2013
Broadcast: 9th March 1953
Added: Jun 24 2013