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Sue Bennett; Sang on 'Your Hit Parade' and Other TV Shows

June 10, 2001

Sue Bennett, 73, a singer on the 1950s television shows "Your Hit Parade" and "Kay Kyser's College of Musical Knowledge," died on May 8 of lung cancer at her home in Brookline, Mass.

Born in Indianapolis, Bennett was raised in New York City and graduated from Syracuse University. After college, she joined the cast of a Broadway revue called "Small Wonder." While performing in that show she began singing on the Dumont Television Network's nightly program "Teen Tune Times."

In 1949 she joined the Kyser program on NBC and later the cast of "Your Hit Parade," which featured dramatized performances of each week's hit songs. She sang on "Your Hit Parade" in 1951 and 1952.

After relocating to the Boston area with her husband, a gynecologist, she sang on various radio programs in the New England area. In the 1960s, she fashioned a new career as a voice-over performer for television and radio commercials.

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