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Overview (3)

Born in York, Western Australia, Australia
Died in Malibu, California, USA  (heart attack)
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Australian-born Enid Bennett (her sisters, Catherine Bennett and Marjorie Bennett, were also actresses) started her career on stage in Sydney. She became a well-regarded stage actress there, and eventually made her way to New York to conquer Broadway. Broadway, however, wasn't particularly interested in being conquered by Miss Bennett, and it took her several months to find any work at all. Finally, her "English" (actually Australian) accent got her a job in "Cock of the Walk". She was seen there by film producer Thomas H. Ince, who signed her to a contract and brought her to Hollywood. She married twice, both of her husbands being top Hollywood directors: Fred Niblo and Sidney Franklin. Her last film was The Big Store (1941) with The Marx Brothers, in which she had an uncredited bit part as a clerk, and she retired from the movie business soon afterward. She died of a heart attack in Malibu, CA, in 1969.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (2)

Sidney Franklin (20 June 1963 - 14 May 1969) (her death)
Fred Niblo (2 March 1918 - 11 November 1948) (his death) (3 children)

Trivia (5)

Children, with Niblo, Louis, Peter and Judith
Sister of actress Marjorie Bennett
Silent film actress
Sister of actress Catherine Bennett.
Was a sculptor and created pottery.

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