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Barbara Jane Bennett (August 13, 1906 – August 8, 1958) was an American silent film actress.Born into an acting family, she was the daughter of actor Richard Bennett and actress Adrienne Morrison, whose father was the stage actor Lewis Morrison. Her sisters were actresses Constance and Joan Bennett.Bennett married three times in her lifetime. Her first husband was tenor Morton Downey. They married on January 28, 1929, and had five children: adopted son Michael, daughter Lorelle, and sons Morton Downey Jr, who would go on to fame as a television personality, Anthony, and Kevin. They divorced in June 1941. Bennett later married actor Addison Randall, a popular romantic star and singing cowboy at the time. On July 16, 1945, Randall died after suffering a heart attack and falling from a horse during the filming of The Royal Mounted Rides Again. Bennett married Laurent Suprenant in 1954. They remained together until her death four years later.Barbara Bennett should not be confused with the character of the Redbook writer of the same name in the 1981 film Mommie Dearest, portrayed by actress Jocelyn Brando (older sister of actor Marlon Brando). Bennett was never a magazine writer, although she once worked as a literary representative for producer Walter Wanger. In that position Bennett scouted best-sellers and the like as potential movie properties, especially for Wanger's wife, her sister Joan. Wikipedia

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Birth date: August 13, 1906, Palisades Park, New Jersey, United States
Death date: August 8, 1958, Montreal, Canada
Birth place: Palisades, New Jersey, USA
Spouse:Laurent Surprenant (m. 1954–1958), Addison Randall (m. 1941–1945), Morton Downey (m. 1929–1941)
Children:Morton Downey, Jr., Anthony Downey, Lorelle Downey, Kevin Downey, Michael Downey
Parents:Adrienne Morrison, Richard Bennett
Siblings:Joan Bennett, Constance Bennett

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1Was afflicted by alcoholism and depression, eventually taking her own life after a court awarded custody of her five children to her husband, the entertainer Morton Downey.
2Worked as a ballroom dancer in the 1920's.
3Grandfather W. Morrison was of African Creole descent.
4Aunt of Gyl Roland.
5Granddaughter of Rose Wood and the stage actor Lewis Morrison, birth name: Morris W. Morris (1845 - 1906).
6Mother of Morton Downey Jr.
7Daughter of actors Richard Bennett and Adrienne Morrison.
8Screen and stage actress.
9Sister of actresses Constance Bennett and Joan Bennett.



Love Among the Millionaires1930Virginia Hamilton
Mother's Boy1929Beatrix Townleigh
Syncopation1929Fleurette Sloane
Black Jack1927/INancy Blake
The Valley of Decision1916Unborn soul

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Évocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie2012DocumentaryHerself - Mort's Mother

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