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Richard Benjamin
Paula Prentiss

Richard Benjamin and wife Paula Prentiss (real name: Paula Ragusa of San Antonio, Texas) are a longtime acting couple. I visited them in their New York apartment on a December day in 1969 following his adult screen debut in Goodbye, Columbus opposite Ali MacGraw. (As a teenager he did bit parts in movies, such as Thunder over the Plains in 1953.) The two costarred in He & She in the 1967-68 CBS TV season. After they relocated to Beverly Hills, Benjamin began directing, starting with My Favorite Year with Peter O’Toole in 1982.

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