Beatrice Roberts
American film actress
Beatrice Roberts
Alice Beatrice Roberts was an American film actress. She was briefly married to the cartoonist and showman Robert L. Ripley and a mistress of Louis B. Mayer. She was born in Manhattan of Jewish ancestry. She married Robert Ripley on October 31, 1919, about the time he invented his Believe It or Not cartoon strip. The marriage was short lived – they separated three months later and were divorced in 1926.
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1970
    Age 64
    Died on July 24, 1970.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1949
    Age 43
    Her last movie contract was with Universal, and her final appearances were in Criss-Cross and Family Honeymoon. Her acting career never becoming the success she had dreamed of, she left Hollywood in 1949.
    More Details Hide Details She died in Plymouth, Massachusetts from pneumonia, aged 65.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1935
    Age 29
    She was a mistress to MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer in 1935 and 1936, while under contract to his company.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1940s, Roberts married John Wesley Smith.
  • 1933
    Age 27
    She went to Hollywood in 1933 and between then and 1946, she appeared in nearly 60 films, including Tall Timber (1937) and Love Takes Flight (also 1937), in which she starred opposite Bruce Cabot.
    More Details Hide Details Many of her roles were small and uncredited. Her most notable role was that of Queen Azura in Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars, a 1938 serial.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1924
    Age 18
    After her marriage, Robert entered several beauty pageants including the 1924 and 1925 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey (as Miss Manhattan, 1924, and Miss Greater New York, 1925).
    More Details Hide Details She won the "Most Beautiful Girl in Evening Gown" award each time.
  • 1919
    Age 13
    She was born in Manhattan of Jewish ancestry. She married Robert Ripley on October 31, 1919, about the time he invented his Believe It or Not cartoon strip. The marriage was short lived – they separated three months later and were divorced in 1926.
    More Details Hide Details Ripley never spoke about the marriage, calling himself a "confirmed bachelor".
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1905
    Born
    Born in 1905.
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