I know you remember Petticoat Junction and the cast of characters. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about this show. We’re going to take a look at what happened to the mom on Petticoat Junction and what her fate was.
‘Benaderet was diagnosed with cancer in 1969, and filming for the fourth season of Petticoat Junction had to be put on hold. June Lockhart joined the cast as Dr Janet Craig, which filled Kate’s role as a mother figure to the girls.’
‘Lockhart said her character is more knowledgeable than Benaderet’s Kate Bradley because she is a doctor. ‘I didn’t want it to seem like I’d usurped someone else’s show,’ she said.’
‘In 1967, Bea Benaderet died from lung cancer at age 43 while still filming Petticoat Junction.’
Benaderet was an actor who is best known for her role as Mrs. Jewls on “The Bob Newhart Show” and Patsy on the TV series “Petticoat Junction.” Benaderet joined the cast of “Petticoat Junction” in 1962. June Lockhart then joined the cast as Dr. Janet Craig, a mother figure to the girls, but no one could replace Benaderet.
What Happened to the Mom on Petticoat Junction?