Born February 27, 1910, in Palisades, NJ; died of a heart attack, December 7,1990. Actress and writer. Bennett appeared in classic films and popular television shows during her long career. She made her debut on Broadway in 1928,appearing with her father in Jarnegan. The next year, she appeared in her first film, Bulldog Drummond. Skilled at portraying both virtuous women and dangerous seductresses, Bennett eventually appeared in more than seventy films, including classics such as Little Women, Father of the Bride, We're No Angels,Moby Dick, and Desire in the Dust. Her television credits include the seriesToo Young to Go Steady and Dark Shadows as well as movies such as Suddenly Love and This House Possessed. Among the stage productions she appeared in areThe Pirate, Fallen Angels, The Boy Friend, and Never Too Late. Bennett alsowrote two books, How to Be Attractive and The Bennett Playbill, which she authored with Lois Kibbee.