Posted ByLL on February 20, 2004 at 23:32:43:
I always knew that Blanche Stewart was a significant, although uncredited, part of the Benny show. When I was making notes on the audio of the shows, I'd frequently hear a voice and put down her name with a question mark. But golly gee, I never realized just how much until reading the actual scripts. It was all those parts I found and much more.
This woman plays everything. Sometimes three or four parts per show. She does various sounds (dogs, roosters, babies crying, etc.), she's a screamer (c.f. Who Killed Mr. X, etc. series), she plays Jack's wife in skits (c.f., Salisha in the various "Why Gals Leave Home" incarnations), she was in the original Chicken Sisters, she was Kenny's girlfriend Lena, she does all sort of dialects: cockney, Irish, German, etc. On and on and on. Amazing. What a talented woman.
Hats off to Blanche Stewart!!!