You asked for info on Midge Ware, the
actress who appeared in a couple of episodes of the Beverly
Hillbillies. She also appeared regularly as the lady settler on
"The Gunslinger" and many other TV shows. She appeared on over
100 magazine covers including being the first woman to appear on
Esquire magazine. She was also the first Miss No-Cal (dietetic
soft drink) (chosen out of 5,000 young women in the early 1950s) and
appearing on billboards and signs all over the country.
She was also
the Aqua Velva girl and a Revlon Girl and a Tarreyton Girl.
She was a
guest hostess on "Truth or Consequences" among other shows.
more to share, but she still remains an incredible beauty to this
day. She is truly blessed with being as beautiful inside as she
I should know
of what I speak. I am one of her twin brothers.
Steve Bendelson- December 7, 2005:
Thanks so much for your interest in Midge... I checked out the page;
it's really neat...
As I said there's much more to Midge's career than what you have
indicated. You know she was a featured actress both on & off
Broadway. For instance, in the early 1950's (1953?) she had a
featured role in the Broadway hit "The Fifth Season", about the fashion
industry playing a model. She also starred in the L.A. production
of "Two for the Road". I also remember seeing her do Shakespeare
off Broadway. But I was only a kid and a lot of what
Midge did in the early years escapes me. (Midge is 21 years older
than her twin brothers......but when we got to adult age.....she looked
the same age we did!!! Frequently if I went out with Midge,
people would take us for husband and wife!! I even had
one of my close friends ask me how much younger was
Midge than my brother and myself! And he wasn't kidding.)
I told Midge of your interest and she said you could contact her
directly. Although she has a PC, I believe the best way is via
[I hope everyone out there
understands that for privacy reasons, I cannot give Midge Ware's
address as was told me.]
Thanks again for
your interest in Midge (my favorite--and only--sister!),
In the early 60s she married TV bit
player Arthur Batanides
(a one-time "Star Trek" guest star) and they had at least one child.
Very interesting to learn from your site that she's still alive...