one of the most underrated actresses of her time". She is interred in Pleasant View Cemetery Lyme Connecticut with her parents. The following day Wanger out on bond returned to their Holmby Hills home collected his belongings and moved.
Bennett had three distinct phases to her long and successful career first as a winsome blonde ingenue then as a sensuous brunette femme fatale (with looks that movie magazines often compared to those of Hedy Lamarr) and finally as a warmhearted wife/mother figure. In 1951 Bennett's screen career was marred by scandal after her third husband film producer Walter Wanger shot and injured her agent Jennings Lang.