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Dawn Anderson in Teenagers from Outer Space
Dawn in Teenagers From Outer Space.

Dawn Bender rehearsing for One Man's Family
Dawn studies her lines at a rehearsal of One Man's Family. 1946.

Hear a clip of Dawn on the Abbott & Costello Children's Show, September 11th, 1948.

"betty morgan"

Betty is the heroine of the story, and love interest to Derek. Even when faced with the loss of her favorite pet dog, Betty steps up to the challenge of helping Derek save humanity, even when it means evading the villainous Thor and battling giant monsters.

DAWN ANDERSON was born Dawn Bender in Los Angeles, California on September 12, 1939. Her career as an entertainer started at an early age when she was cast as an infant in the film Confession. After a number of childhood roles, she landed her first major part, MARGARET MURRAY, on the radio drama One Man's Family, which would launch a successful career as a voice actress and make her a household name.

At age 18 she wed fellow Pepperdine College classmate Warren Vanders (they met at Pasadena City College, which they both attended before transferring). Their marriage lasted only three years, during which her roles flourished. Dawn was featured on a number of radio programs, and was at the start of a promising career on stage, starring in numerous plays and the film The Actress (1953), based on Ruth Gordon's autobiographical play. Dawn remarried Jerry Anderson in 1956, and decided to retire from show business. It was through a friend that Dawn heard about the role of Betty in Teenagers, and reluctantly she accepted.

After she finished shooting the film she acted on stage a few times before quitting for good. She became a schoolteacher and taught in LA County until her retirement.

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