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Billy Benedict

  • Original Name William F.S.
  • Birth 16 Apr 1917 Haskell, Muskogee County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Death 25 Nov 1999 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot Wee Kirk Churchyard, Lot 2133, space 3
  • Memorial ID 6019394

Actor. He is best known as 'Whitey' in the "Bowery Boys" comedies. He was a newsboy and a plumber's assistant before he entered films as a youngster in the mid-1930s. While in Los Angeles, he auditioned for a movie studio and was immediately hired for a seven-year contract. He played 'Skinny' in some of the East Side Kids films about the exploits of a tough gang of New York youths. In the 1940s and 1950s, he made regular appearances as 'Whitey' in the "Bowery Boys" films, popular successors to the East Side Kids series. He also appeared in many other movies, including "The Ox-Bow Indcident" in 1943 and "Homebodies" in 1974.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: William Barritt
  • Added: 9 Dec 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6019394
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Billy Benedict (16 Apr 1917–25 Nov 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6019394, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale), Glendale, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .