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Etta Benjamin Cien

 (1924 - 2009)
Etta Benjamin Cien was active/lived in California.  Etta Cien is known for marionette creation, art businesses.

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Etta Benjamin Cien

1924-2009

Etta Perkins was born July 11, 1924 in St. Louis, MO to Ida and Nat Perkins.

In 1943, Etta graduated from Senn High School. Two years later, she met her future husband, LeRoy Benjamin on a blind date. Etta and LeRoy were married in 1946.

Their lifelong adventure began with the creation of the nationally known "The LeRoy Brothers" marionette act during the vaudeville era (LeRoy and his marionettes, Etta, with the addition of Etta’s brother Earl Perkins). The LeRoy Brothers opened for Danny Thomas and such acts as Jimmy Durante, Louis Armstrong, etc. Danny Thomas always specifically requested that they opened for him stating that they "brought down the house." Et   ...  Displaying 750 of 1791 characters.

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