Manu Bentley


Gloria Manu Kanemura Bentley was born in Honolulu. While still in school, she was the solo hula and Tahitian dancer at Don the Beachcomber's. She choreographed and was solo dancer in her own show at New York's Hotel Lexington for three years, performed with the Ed Kenney Show at Duke Kahanamoku's and with Martin Denny in Waikiki and Las Vegas. She choreographed and danced in shows in Florida and at Sea Life Park in California, did her own show at the Royal and Queen Kapiolani Hotels.

Her television credits include The Tonight Show, Today Show, and specials with Jack Paar, Steve Allen, Bill Burrud. She appeared in numerous national TV commercials.

Biographical material from Tony Todaro, The Golden Years of Hawaiian Entertainment (Tony Todaro Pub., 1974).