Whatever Happened To Beatrice Colen From ‘Wonder Woman’?

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Fans last saw Beatrice Colen as Etta Candy on Wonder Woman. An accomplishment all on its own, Colen’s name goes down in history as the first actress to portray the iconic DC role.

While she may have only appeared in the first season of the live-action adaptation of the famous comic book series, this role created a name for the actress. Let’s take a look at where Beatrice Colen ended up after her role as Wonder Woman’s best friend.

Acting Career Post-Wonder Woman

BEATRICE COLEN as Etta Candy
WONDER WOMAN – “Formula 407” – Airdate: January 22, 1977. (Photo by ABC Photo Archives/ABC via Getty Images)BEATRICE COLEN;RICHARD EASTHAM;LYNDA CARTER;LYLE WAGGONER, Flickr/Tom Simpson

While taking on the role of Etta Candy, Beatrice Colen simultaneously starred as Marsha Simms on Happy DaysThe actress held this role from 1974 until 1978 appearing in seasons 1-3 and 5.

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After this, Colen acted in numerous television films. For example, Schoolboy Father, and Brave New World. The actress then broke out into feature films such as Lifeguard, High Anxiety, American Pop, and Who’s That Girl.

SCHOOLBOY FATHER, Beatrice Colen
SCHOOLBOY FATHER, Beatrice Colen, Sharon Spelman, Rob Lowe, ‘ABC Afterschool Special,’ aired October 15, 1980, Everett Collection

In addition to her movie roles, Beatrice Colen guest-starred in multiple TV shows. Some of these include The Odd Couple, All in the Family, The Love Boat, The Wonder Years, and Baywatch.

The actress’s final television appearance before her retirement in 1997 featured her on an episode of Nickelodeon’s The Secret World of Alex Mack.

ALL IN THE FAMILY, Colen
ALL IN THE FAMILY, from left: Beatrice Colen, Carroll O’Connor in ‘Chain Letter’ (Season 6, Episode 3, aired October 20, 1975), 1971-79. Everett Collection

Personal Life

Beatrice Colen married actor, Patrick Cronin in October of 1977. The couple had two sons together, James and Charlie.

Unfortunately, Colen passed away on November 18, 1999, after a battle with lung cancer. She passed away on the same night of the opening of Brentwood High School’s production of The Man Who Came to Dinner, written by her grandfather, George S. Kaufman. The play starred her son, James, in the starring role of Sheridan Whiteside.

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