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Ann Benson

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Ann Benson is an American actress best known for her starring role as one of the regular pranksters in the reality comedy hidden camera television series Betty White's Off Their Rockers, in which senior citizens prank members of the younger generation.

Benson is married to her childhood sweetheart, Jerry Segal, and they have two grown children, actor/director/writer Robby Benson and fashion designer Shelli Segal, and four grandchildren.

Benson has been acting her entire adult life. In her hometown of Dallas, Texas, she hosted the children's television show Small Fry Varieties, written by her husband and was also seen in numerous TV commercials.

A regular performer in Breck Wall's Bottom's Up revue, she also starred in award-winning topical satirical musical revues written and directed by her husband and co-produced by her.

These revues played during the '50s and '60s in leading hotels and clubs across the country from the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas, the Schroeder Hotel in Milwaukee and The Petroleum Club in Oklahoma City to the Cotillion Room of the NYC's Hotel Pierre.

When her son, Robby, was young, they performed together for four months at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo in Donald Albery's Oliver as members of the original English cast.

She starred in summer stock productions of The Women as Sylvia, as Nancy in Oliver, played the title roles in Mame and Hello Dolly, portrayed Lady Thiang in The King and I and Hedy in How to Succeed and was the female lead in The Boy Friend.

She was also the resident leading lady at the Red Barn Theatre in Saugatuck, Michigan, where Robby won his first lead role as Oliver.



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