Brenda Benet

Brenda Benet

Born Aug 14, 1945

Brenda Benet was an American television and film actress. Benet was best known for her roles on the soap operas The Young Marrieds and Days of our Lives.

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1945 Birth Born on August 14, 1945.


1964 18 Years Old Benet was born Brenda Ann Nelson in Los Angeles, California. She attended UCLA for a time. Her first acting roles were in 1964, with appearances on Shindig! and The Young Marrieds. … Read More


1967 21 Years Old Benet's first marriage was to The Donna Reed Show actor Paul Petersen in 1967.
1969 23 Years Old In 1969, Benet left Petersen for actor Bill Bixby.
1971 25 Years Old After her divorce from Petersen became final, she married Bixby in 1971. The couple had a child, Christopher, in 1974, and then divorced in 1980. … Read More


1981 35 Years Old However, Benet's most personal challenge occurred when her son Christopher died in 1981. … Read More
1982 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 7, 1982, she took her own life by a self-inflicted gunshot wound. … Read More
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