Bebe Daniels
Actress, producer, screenwriter
Bebe Daniels
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.
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Bebe Daniels's personal information overview.
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News
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Humphrey Bogart on TCM: THE CAINE MUTINY, THE MALTESE FALCON, SAHARA - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Bebe Daniels, Dudley Digges, Otto Matieson. Zoltan Korda's Sahara (1943) is a watchable World War II drama, enhanced by Rudolph Maté's striking black-and-white cinematography — though the reason for Jay Carrol Naish's Best Supporting Actor Oscar
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Paddington woman turns 90 with a party - Westminster Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The pair worked for several families in the area, including celebrity couple Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon. Mrs Chamberlain said: "We met all the famous stars and we always went to the Palladium to watch their shows. "We had to work so late at night
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'They Slept in Great Neck' Film Festival - Great Neck Record
Google News - over 5 years
The film stars Thomas Meighan (lived in Great Neck), Gloria Swanson and Bebe Daniels. A prim and proper wife loses her husband after she tries to force tastes and perfectionism upon him. When he leaves her, she tries to win him back
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Anthony Greville-Bell and the shooting of the doomed God King - Sunday Times.lk
Google News - over 5 years
“He, Sergeant 'Bebe' Daniels and Parachutist Peter Tomasso went on to blow the track and derail a train on the Bologna-Prato line and cut another south of Florence. Fourteen days after their drop, their explosives exhausted, they began their long walk
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Tinseltown as it saw itself - Bangkok Post
Google News - over 5 years
The camel was a nice touch, but after that no cliche is omitted: Mem gets her big break after a broken leg puts a front-rank star out of action (this device is used 10 years later in 42nd Street with Ruby Keeler and Bebe Daniels)
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Actress gives '42nd St.' kick - ReporterHerald.com
Google News - almost 6 years
One of only a few musical movies to successfully translate to the stage, “42nd Street” began as a 1933 film starring the legendary Ruby Keeler as Peggy Sawyer and Bebe Daniels as Dorothy Brock, with Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell and George Brent
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Olde Tyme Stuffe, Inc. - Antiques and the Arts Online
Google News - almost 6 years
Red Ryder Advertising: 1940's Hillcrest Dairy Lighted Sign, Outstanding Lot of 3 Hollywood Movie Star Tins - Bebe Daniels, Betty Compson & Jackie Cooper, Vintage Candy Boxes, Red Goose Shoes Whistle and Shoe Horn, Adv. Soda Bottles and Coffee Cans,
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - over 10 years
Three Falcons, All Maltese Remakes, according to a deeply ingrained critical convention, are inevitably inferior to the original films. Exhibit A in the case against that irrational assumption has long been John Huston's 1941 ''Maltese Falcon,'' featuring Humphrey Bogart in his star-making role as Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled private detective,
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Critic's Choice: New DVD's
NYTimes - about 11 years
Point of Order Culled from discarded kinescopes of the Army-McCarthy hearings of 1954, Emile de Antonio's 1964 documentary, ''Point of Order,'' offers both a complement and a contrast to ''Good Night, and Good Luck,'' George Clooney's docudrama treatment of the McCarthy era currently in theaters. Where Mr. Clooney's hero is a television newsman,
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Footlights
NYTimes - about 15 years
Hail, Fellows The National Endowment for the Arts has chosen the recipients of its 2002 Jazz Masters Fellowships. This honor recognizes contributions to jazz, artistic excellence and impact on music and is worth $20,000. On the 20th anniversary of the program and following such previous winners as Dave Brubeck, Betty Carter, Lionel Hampton and
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Pauline Kael, Provocative and Widely Imitated New Yorker Film Critic, Dies at 82
NYTimes - over 15 years
Pauline Kael, who expressed her passion for movies in jaunty, jazzy prose as the longtime film critic for The New Yorker, died yesterday at her home in Great Barrington, Mass. She was 82. Ms. Kael was probably the most influential film critic of her time. She reviewed movies for The New Yorker from 1968 to 1979, and again, after working briefly in
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THEATER; A Trip Back in Time to Musicals in Their Prime
NYTimes - about 18 years
WHAT made the American musical so great? Its lightly moralized optimism and liberal politics gave it immense social power, and its stupendous talent pool made it the most fulfilled of entertainments. The performers especially are timelessly arresting -- not singing actors but personalities, even grotesques. They weren't larger than life: they were
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THEATER;Quick: Name a New Musical Star
NYTimes - about 21 years
YOU'RE GOING OUT THERE A youngster," Warner Baxter warns the young Ruby Keeler at the climax of the 1933 film "Forty-Second Street," "but you've got to come back a star!" Baxter's urgent tone reflects a terror of unemployment at the height of the Depression. "Two hundred people!," he emphasizes. "Two hundred jobs!" Nevertheless, Keeler's
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Detective Movies From the Days Before the Mood Turned Noir
NYTimes - almost 23 years
Did the mustachioed Colonel Mustard, with his beady eyes and stiff military bearing, commit the dastardly deed in the billiard room with a lead pipe? Or did Miss Scarlet, a slithery femme fatale in a red dress, hide behind the door to the conservatory with a revolver? Isn't there something odd about Mrs. White, that stout gray-haired woman who
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Don't Say Good Night Yet, Gracie: Vaudeville on Film
NYTimes - almost 24 years
George Burns, wearing a fedora and a suit, and Gracie Allen, in a frilly garden-party dress and large floppy hat, stand in the center of the screen and talk, stealing glances at the camera as they do. George: "Can I give you a ride home in my car?" Gracie: "I'm too tired. I'd rather walk." After seven or eight minutes of such banter, they sing a
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Critic's Notebook; Sex Icon Once, Oddity Now
NYTimes - over 25 years
HE wore a turban and tons of eyeshadow in "The Sheik," played a Spanish bullfighter in "Blood and Sand" and was a tango-dancing fool dressed as an Argentine gaucho in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." But when Rudolph Valentino put on a powdered wig to play an 18th-century French nobleman in "Monsieur Beaucaire," his fans rejected the film as
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Expanding Archives: Library of Congress Is Not Just Books
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: The tape they are caught up in, atypically for Washington, is not red but video. If all goes well they will never catch up on their work, which is collecting old and new movies, television and radio shows and recordings that range from primitive one-sided 78's to the latest one-sided compact disks. The division's staff spends its days
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TV Weekend; 'Bacall on Bogart,' Profile of the Ultimate Tough Guy
NYTimes - almost 29 years
LEAD: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met each other in 1944. He was in his mid-40's; she was 19. The star and the starlet had been signed to make ''To Have and Have Not,'' the first of their four movies together. They were married in 1945. He died in 1957. Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall met each other in 1944. He was in his mid-40's; she was
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NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: FRIDAY GRAND SIGHTS Anyone who has ever visited the Grand Canyon has experienced the awesome grandeur of the four-billion-year-old geologic wonder. The beauty and mystery of the canyon have been captured in a half-hour documentary film, ''Grand Canyon: The Hidden Secrets,'' which can be seen this month at the Naturemax Theater at the American
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FILM VIEW; RICHARD PRYOR IN SEARCH OF HIS COMIC GENIUS
NYTimes - over 31 years
Watching Richard Pryor as he forces himself to cavort with simulated abandon in ''Brewster's Millions,'' his new comedy directed by Walter Hill, is like watching the extremely busy shadow of someone who has disappeared. The contours of the shadow are familiar but the substance is elsewhere. ''Brewster's Millions'' is another in the series of
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bebe Daniels
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1971
    Age 70
    On March 16, 1971, Daniels died of a cerebral hemorrhage in London at the age of 70.
    More Details Hide Details Her remains were cremated at London's Golders Green Crematorium and the ashes returned to the United States; she was interred at the Chapel Columbarium at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Upon his death in 1979, Ben Lyon's remains were interred next to Daniels'.
  • 1970
    Age 69
    She suffered a second stroke in late 1970.
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  • 1963
    Age 62
    Daniels suffered a severe stroke in 1963 and withdrew from public life.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1948
    Age 47
    She returned to the UK in 1948 and lived there for the remainder of her life.
    More Details Hide Details Daniels, her husband, her son Richard and her daughter Barbara all starred in the radio sitcom Life With The Lyons (1951 to 1961), which later made the transition to television.
  • 1945
    Age 44
    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.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1935
    Age 34
    She retired from Hollywood in 1935.
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  • 1932
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details That same year she played opposite John Barrymore in Counsellor at Law. Her last film for Warner Bros. was Registered Nurse (1934).
  • TWENTIES
  • 1931
    Age 30
    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.
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  • 1930
    Age 29
    Daniels married actor Ben Lyon in June 1930.
    More Details Hide Details They had two children: daughter Barbara in 1932 and a son Richard whom they adopted.
    With her husband, film actor Ben Lyon, whom she married in 1930, she moved to London.
    More Details Hide Details A few years later, Daniels starred in the London production of Panama Hattie in the title role originated by Ethel Merman. The Lyons then did radio shows for the BBC. Most notably, they starred in the radio series Hi Gang!, continuing for decades and enjoying considerable popularity during World War II. Daniels wrote most of the dialogue for the Hi Gang radio show. The couple remained through the days of The Blitz.
    Toward the end of 1930, Bebe Daniels appeared in the musical comedy Reaching for the Moon.
    More Details Hide Details However, by this time musicals had gone out of fashion so that most of the musical numbers from the film had to be removed before it could be released. Daniels had become associated with musicals and so Radio Pictures did not renew her contract. Warner Bros. realized what a box office draw she was and offered her a contract which she accepted.
  • 1929
    Age 28
    She also starred in the 1929 talkie Rio Rita.
    More Details Hide Details It proved to be one of the most successful films of that year, and Bebe Daniels found herself a star and RCA Victor hired her to record several records for their catalog. Radio Pictures starred her in a number of musicals including Dixiana (1930) and Love Comes Along (1930).
  • 1922
    Age 21
    She made the transition from child star to adult in Hollywood by 1922 and by 1924 was playing opposite Rudolph Valentino in Monsieur Beaucaire.
    More Details Hide Details Following this she was cast in a number of light popular films, namely Miss Bluebeard, The Manicure Girl, and Wild Wild Susan. Paramount dropped her contract with the advent of talking pictures. Daniels was hired by Radio Pictures (later known as RKO) to star in one of their biggest productions of the year.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1919
    Age 18
    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).
    More Details Hide Details In the 1920s, Daniels was under contract with Paramount Pictures.
  • 1915
    Age 14
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The two eventually developed a publicized romantic relationship and were known in Hollywood as "The Boy" and "The Girl."
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1910
    Age 9
    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.
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  • 1901
    Age 0
    Born on January 14, 1901.
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