Benita Hume

Benita Hume

Beckenham, London Borough of Bromley, Greater London, England
Death 1 Nov 1967 (aged 61)
Egerton, Ashford Borough, Kent, England
Burial Charing, Ashford Borough, Kent, England
Memorial ID 21700528 View Source
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Benita Hume, ACTRESS, was born in London, England and died in Egerton, England, north of Manchester. She started her career in the theatre but quickly gravitated to films. She was married to writer/journalist Eric Siepman at age 19. She won a role in Ivor Novello's play "Symphony in Two Flats" and she accompanied Novello when he took the play to New York. She was under contract to both RKO and MGM. In 1935 she was cast, by MGM, in Tarzan Escapes. She married Ronald Colman in 1938 and they had their only child, Juliet, in 1943. The Colmans did several radio shows with neighbour Jack Benny and starred in their own series, Halls of Ivy in 1950, which evolved into a TV series in 1954. She returned to England after Ronald died in 1958 and married George Sanders a year later.

Cause of death: Bone Cancer.

* Per A Find A Grave visitor from the U.K.: "On 1911 census: Benita HUMM daughter of Henry Josiah & Jane HUMM. She was born Beckenham, London, Kent and lived in Hampstead." A big thank you to this unidenified individual for the added information.

* Per FAG contributor, Kathryn Stawpert , Benita Humm (Hume) died in Edgerton, Kent. Her burial place is unknown.

* Per FAG contributor, Damarisk, Her mother was Jane Duff born 1881 in Chinkiang, Chengmai, Hainan, China, married Henry Josiah Humm 06 Aug 1902 at Holy Trinity Lambeth.

* On 02-02-2016, Anonymous , Submitted: "There is no Lathrop cemetery in Bolton, Greater Manchester. There is an Egerton which is a district of Bolton Greater Manchester but Kent is a southern area in England. The cemetery details appear to be incorrect."

* On 11/23/2016, dfilpus provided: "According to "Resting Places: The Burial Sites of More Than 14,000 Famous Persons, 3d ed ..." by Scott Wilson, Ms Hume was cremated and her ashes were scattered at the Charing Crematorium, AKA Kent County Crematorium."


And, thank you to Anne S. for sponsoring this contribution.

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  • Created by: RowWalker
  • Added: 22 Sep 2007
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21700528
  • Anne S
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Benita Hume (14 Oct 1906–1 Nov 1967), Find a Grave Memorial ID 21700528, citing Kent County Crematorium, Charing, Ashford Borough, Kent, England ; Maintained by RowWalker (contributor 46489843) .