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Carol Bennett Presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who

Ms. Bennett has been endorsed by Marquis Who's Who for her work in journalism and library services

    SILVER SPRING, MD, March 28, 2019 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Carol Bennett with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. An accomplished listee, Ms. Bennett is celebrated for many years' experience in her professional work, and is been noted for other achievements as well. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Having been an English and Theatre major in college, Ms. Bennett found herself at an employment agency when she graduated. The agency sent her to a library job in the reference department at the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University in New Orleans. Her boss had traveled extensively working with U.S. Army Libraries and encouraged her to get a degree and do the same. Ms. Bennett subsequently traveled to Germany with the United States Army, where she was responsible for several military libraries.

Ms. Bennett holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and a Bachelor of Library Science from McGill University, in Montreal obtained in 1960 and 1962, respectively. From 1962 to 1964 she was in Germany. From 1964 to 1976, she served as a librarian at various locations in the United States, including the Princeton Public Library in Princeton, New Jersey. Soon after moving with her husband and children to the Washington, D.C. area, Ms. Bennett became a reporter for the Alabama Radio Network, a position she held from 1981 to 2001 when she retired. She was also Washington Correspondent for the weekly Washington-Alabama News Report.

Alongside her primary career, Ms. Bennett was an actress. In Summer Stock at the Weathervane Theater in Whitefield, New Hampshire, she played Blanche Dubois in "A Streetcar Named Desire" while appearing in five other plays, including "40 Carats" in which she had the lead. In 1978 she was the girl in "There's a Girl in My Soup" at the Garland Dinner theatre in Columbia, Maryland. She appeared in the films "Kennedy" and "Prime Risk," and was a non-speaking Supreme Court justice in the Netflix series "House of Cards." She hosted the television series Modern Maturity on PBS from 1986 through 1988. In 2006, with syndicated travel writer Terese Kreuzer, Ms. Bennett co-authored "How to Move to Canada: A Primer for Americans."

Ms. Bennett maintains affiliation with the American Association of University Women, the Older Women's League, the Society of Professional Journalists, and SAG-AFTRA, the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. She is a member of the National Press Club's History Committee and has done interviews for the Library of Congress's Folk Life Department documenting the work lives of contemporary reporters. She is married to architect Ralph Bennett and they have two children and three grandchildren.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to her professions and the Marquis Who's Who community, Ms. Bennett has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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