Bebe Daniels

Actress + Producer + Screenwriter
Born Jan 14, 1901

Bebe Daniels was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer. She began her career in Hollywood during the silent movie era as a child actress, became a star in musicals such as 42nd Street, and later gained further fame on radio and television in Britain. In a long career, Bebe Daniels made over 230 films.… Read More

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1901 Birth Born on January 14, 1901.
1910 9 Years Old By the age of seven Daniels had her first starring role in film as the young heroine in A Common Enemy. At the age of nine she starred as Dorothy Gale in the 1910 short film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.


1915 14 Years Old At the age of fourteen she starred opposite film comedian Harold Lloyd in a series of two-reel comedies starting with the 1915 film Giving Them Fits. … Read More
1919 18 Years Old In 1919, she decided to move to greater dramatic roles and accepted a contract offering from Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her secondary roles in such films as Male and Female (1919), Why Change Your Wife? (1920), and The Affairs of Anatol (1921). … Read More


1922 21 Years Old She made the transition from child star to adult in Hollywood by 1922 and by 1924 was playing opposite Rudolph Valentino in Monsieur Beaucaire. … Read More
1929 28 Years Old She also starred in the 1929 talkie Rio Rita. … Read More
Toward the end of 1930, Bebe Daniels appeared in the musical comedy Reaching for the Moon. … Read More


1931 30 Years Old During her years at Warner Bros. she starred in such pictures as My Past (1931), Honor of the Family (1931) and the 1931 pre-code version of The Maltese Falcon, which was eventually eclipsed by John Huston's legendary 1941 version with Humphrey Bogart.
1932 31 Years Old In 1932, she appeared in Silver Dollar (1932) and the successful Busby Berkeley choreographed musical comedy 42nd Street (1933) in which she sang once again. … Read More
1935 34 Years Old She retired from Hollywood in 1935.


1945 44 Years Old Following the war, Daniels was awarded the Medal of Freedom by Harry S Truman for war service. In 1945 she returned to Hollywood for a short time to work as a film producer for Hal Roach and Eagle-Lion Films.
1948 47 Years Old She returned to the UK in 1948 and lived there for the remainder of her life. … Read More


1963 62 Years Old Daniels suffered a severe stroke in 1963 and withdrew from public life.
1970 69 Years Old She suffered a second stroke in late 1970.
1971 70 Years Old On March 16, 1971, Daniels died of a cerebral hemorrhage in London at the age of 70. … Read More
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