Bessie Love

Born Sep 10, 1898

Bessie Love was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. With a small frame and delicate features, she played innocent young girls, flappers, and wholesome leading ladies. Her role in The Broadway Melody (1929) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In addition to her acting career, she wrote the screenplay for the 1919 film A Yankee Princess.… Read More

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1898 Birth Born on September 10, 1898.


1922 23 Years Old In 1922, Love was selected one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars.
1923 24 Years Old In 1923, she starred in Human Wreckage with Dorothy Davenport and produced by Thomas Ince. … Read More


Love was able successfully to make the transition to talkies, and in 1929 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Broadway Melody.
1932 33 Years Old However, by 1932, her American film career was in decline.
1935 36 Years Old She moved to England in 1935 and did stage work and occasional films there.
1936 37 Years Old 1 More Event
Love briefly returned to the United States in 1936 to seek divorce. … Read More


1958 59 Years Old She wrote and performed in The Homecoming, a semiautobiographical play, which had its opening in Perth, Scotland in 1958. … Read More


1963 64 Years Old In October 1963, Love was the subject of This Is Your Life, when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews in central London. … Read More
1978 79 Years Old She also played Maud Cunard in the TV mini-series Edward & Mrs. Simpson in 1978. … Read More
1986 88 Years Old Love was a Christian Scientist. She died in London, England from natural causes on April 26, 1986. … Read More
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