Bessie Love
American actor
Bessie Love
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.
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Nolan J. Hedglin - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - over 5 years
He is a great-grandson of Evelyn Love, Pittston; the late Percy and Bessie Love; Audrey Rogers, Vernon; and the late Robert Rogers. Nolan has a sister, Madison, 4, and two brothers, Joseph, 23, and Jimi, 27
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Warren Beatty curtează o mulţime de vedete pentru noul lui film despre Howard ... - CinemaRx
Google News - over 5 years
... de aviaţie şi cinematografie le-a avut în tinereţe şi la maturitate cu numeroase vedete hollywoodiene precum Bette Davis, Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn, Olivia de Havilland, Ginger Rogers, Gene Tierney, Billie Dove, Bessie Love sau Joan Fontaine
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Back to her Redcar roots for one final time - Gazette Live
Google News - over 5 years
Bessie's love of the Boro stemmed from Don's role as a stand-in medical officer at the team's old home, Ayresome Park. They even made the Gazette in March 1990 when Don sadly died just two days after Boro reached their first ever Wembley appearance
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A celebration of rickety bridges in movies - Den Of Geek
Google News - over 5 years
There follows a lengthy scene in which various characters shuffle across the makeshift bridge, and in a typical display of gender stereotyping, it's the female of the party, Paula (Bessie Love), who gets the fear, while the men all bound across
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Historia de cien años de música en el cine (2) - Gente Digital
Google News - over 5 years
Charles King, el cantante y bailarín que la protagonizaba acompañado por Anita Page y Bessie Love, entonaba en una de sus secuencias la melodía que daba título al filme, original de Nacio Herb Brown y Arthur Freed, quienes en 1952 habrían de escribir
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Blithewold offers glimpse at rare bits of nature - Nashua Telegraph
Google News - almost 6 years
Working with landscape designer John deWolfe, she and her older daughter, Marjorie Van Wickle, pursed Bessie's love of horticulture. As a world traveler, she brought many specimens back to Rhode Island, trees that can no longer be imported
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Madison A. Hedglin - Wilkes Barre Times-Leader
Google News - almost 6 years
She is a great-granddaughter of Evelyn Love, Pittston; the late Percy and Bessie Love; Audrey Rogers, Vernon; and the late Robert Rogers. Madison has three brothers, Nolan, 5, Joseph, 22, and Jimi, 26
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Anita Page, Silent-Film Siren, Dies at 98
NYTimes - over 8 years
Anita Page, one of the last surviving stars of the silent screen and a popular Hollywood siren before her surprisingly early -- and seemingly permanent -- retirement in the 1930s, died on Saturday. She was 98. Randal Malone, her friend and longtime companion, told The Associated Press that she died at her home in Los Angeles. Ms. Page was still a
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Arts, Briefly
NYTimes - over 12 years
Into 'The Ring' The German playwright Tankred Dorst has been chosen to succeed the award-winning Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier as the director of the new ''Ring'' cycle in 2006 at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, Agence France-Presse reported. Mr. Dorst, who is known for an unconventional political work, ''Die Kurve'' (''The Curve''),
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Peter and Wendy
NYTimes - about 13 years
To the Editor: Contrary to Laura Miller's essay ''The Lost Boy'' (Dec. 14), the new ''Peter Pan'' movie is not ''the first live-action film'' based on J. M. Barrie's play. In 1924, Paramount released a silent ''Peter Pan'' starring an 18-year-old newcomer named Betty Bronson as Peter. The role had been sought by Lillian Gish, Bessie Love, Mary
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MOVIES THIS WEEK
NYTimes - about 18 years
A sophisticated comedy, a graphic World War II story, a milestone of the silent screen and a tense melodrama are among the highlights of this week's films on television. Danny Kaye is in top form as a royal scapegoat in Norman Panama's COURT JESTER (1956). Set in Old England, this smooth spoof of knights and derring-do dispatches the comedian in
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It's a Wonderful Find: A 1928 Capra Silent
NYTimes - over 20 years
Four years ago, after a film lab in the south of France went out of business, the Cinematheque Francaise was asked to reclaim a stockpile of films it had stored there and practically forgotten. Claudine Kaufmann, who is in charge of inventory and restoration for the Cinematheque, recently recalled that she expected the worst when she and two
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Lillian Gish, 99, a Movie Star Since Movies Began, is Dead
NYTimes - almost 24 years
Lillian Gish, the last of the great silent film stars, who performed for more than 85 years in movies, theater and television, died in her sleep on Saturday evening at her home in Manhattan. She was 99 years old. Her personal manager, James E. Frasher, said the cause was heart failure. "She was the same age as film," Mr. Frasher said. "They both
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WEEKENDER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: FRIDAY CHINA AT THE FRICK FRIDAY CHINA AT THE FRICK Back in the early 1600's, when the Dutch had established a trading post at the toe of Manhattan island, the centuries-old Ming dynasty died out in China. It was soon replaced by the Ching, China's last dynasty before the republic. This was a turbulent period in the ancient Asian country, and
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WEEKENDER GUIDE
NYTimes - over 28 years
LEAD: Friday OTHER PHILHARMONIC Friday OTHER PHILHARMONIC Zubin Mehta's organization is not the only Philharmonic in New York, as Lukas Foss's Brooklyn orchestra will remind audiences this weekend in the Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. The ensemble will open its 35th-anniversary season with three performances of the same program:
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Bessie Love, 87, an Actress From Silent-Film to TV Eras
NYTimes - almost 31 years
The American-born actress Bessie Love, whose career stretched from silent movies to television, died Saturday night at Mount Vernon Hospital, her daughter said today. She was 87 years old. Her daughter, Patricia Pepper, said Miss Love had been in declining health for several years. No cause of death was given. Miss Love, born in Midland, Tex., and
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LOVED BY GARBO AND DIETRICH
NYTimes - almost 32 years
DARK STAR By Leatrice Gilbert Fountain with John R. Maxim. Illustrated. 287 pp. New York: St. Martin's Press. $14.95. LIKE so many movie stars of his time - and after - John Gilbert shot to fame because he had looks that photographed appealingly and an elusive charm that projected mysteriously and compellingly onto film. He had the sort of
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THE MAKER OF THE MEDIUM
NYTimes - almost 33 years
D. W. GRIFFITH An American Life. By Richard Schickel. Illustrated. 672 pp. New York: Simon & Schuster. $24.95. By Peter Bogdanovich WHEN I asked Allan Dwan, the late pioneer picture maker who began directing in 1910 (and who continued into the early 60's), to describe in what ways he had been influenced by D. W. Griffith - who started making films
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WEEKENDER GUIDE; Friday; BLUES BOSS AT NEW SCHOOL
NYTimes - almost 34 years
Big Joe Turner, known to his fans as the ''boss of the blues,'' started out more than five decades ago, worked with Count Basie, Duke Elllington and Benny Goodman, and influenced generations of singers. In the 1950's, he anticipated rock-and-roll with his hits ''Shake, Rattle and Roll'' and ''Honey Hush.'' Tonight from 6 to 7:30 he will be singing
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BEATTY'S 'REDS,' WITH DIANE KEATON
NYTimes - about 35 years
THE Scott Joplin ragtime tune behind the opening credits of Warren Beatty's ''Reds'' recalls the sounds of pre-World War I America as they were heard then, when Greenwich Village was still a new Bohemia, free love was a way of life for the adventurous, new ideas were shaping the arts, and radical politics were more a matter of theory than practice.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Bessie Love
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 87
    Love was a Christian Scientist. She died in London, England from natural causes on April 26, 1986.
    More Details Hide Details Love was periodically interviewed by film historians, and wrote a series of articles about her experiences for The Christian Science Monitor. In 1977, Love published an autobiography based on these articles, entitled, From Hollywood with Love. She was interviewed in the television documentary series Hollywood: A Celebration of the American Silent Film (1980). Love has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6777 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Notes Bibliography
  • 1978
    Age 79
    She also played Maud Cunard in the TV mini-series Edward & Mrs. Simpson in 1978.
    More Details Hide Details Her film work continued in the 1980s with roles in Ragtime (1981), Reds (1981), Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981), and—her final film—The Hunger (1983).
  • 1963
    Age 64
    In October 1963, Love was the subject of This Is Your Life, when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews in central London.
    More Details Hide Details Love appeared in John Osborne's play West of Suez, and as "Aunt Pittypat" in a large-scale musical version of Gone With the Wind (1972).
  • FIFTIES
  • 1958
    Age 59
    She wrote and performed in The Homecoming, a semiautobiographical play, which had its opening in Perth, Scotland in 1958.
    More Details Hide Details Film work included The Barefoot Contessa (1954) with Humphrey Bogart, Ealing Studios' Nowhere to Go (1958), and The Greengage Summer (1961) starring Kenneth More. She also played small roles in the James Bond thriller On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and in Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971). In addition to playing the mother of Vanessa Redgrave's titular character in Isadora (1968), Love also served as dialect coach to the actress.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1936
    Age 37
    They divorced in 1936.
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    Love briefly returned to the United States in 1936 to seek divorce.
    More Details Hide Details During World War II in Britain, when Love found acting work hard to come by, she was the "continuity girl" on the film drama San Demetrio London (1943), an account of a ship badly damaged in the Atlantic but whose crew managed to bring her to port. She also worked for the American Red Cross. After the war, she resumed work on the stage and played small roles in films—often as an American tourist. Stage work included such productions as Love in Idleness (1944) and Born Yesterday (1947).
  • 1935
    Age 36
    She moved to England in 1935 and did stage work and occasional films there.
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  • 1932
    Age 33
    However, by 1932, her American film career was in decline.
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  • 1929
    Age 30
    Love married agent William Hawks (January 29, 1901 Neenah, Wisconsin - January 10, 1969 Santa Monica, California) at St. James Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California on December 27, 1929.
    More Details Hide Details Mary Astor (William's sister-in-law), Carmel Myers, and Norma Shearer were among her bridesmaids; William's brother Howard Hawks and Irving Thalberg ushered. They then lived at the Havenhurst Apartments in Hollywood. They had a daughter, Patricia Hawks (February 19, 1932, Los Angeles, California), who had some bit parts in movies in 1952.
    She appeared in several other early musicals, including The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929), Chasing Rainbows (1930), Good News (1930), and They Learned About Women (1930).
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    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.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1923
    Age 24
    In 1923, she starred in Human Wreckage with Dorothy Davenport and produced by Thomas Ince.
    More Details Hide Details As her roles got larger, so did her popularity. Because of her performance in The King on Main Street (1925), Love is credited with being the first person to dance the Charleston on film, popularizing it in the United States. Her technique was documented in instructional guides, including a series of photographs by Edward Steichen. She subsequently performed the dance the following year in The Song and Dance Man. She starred in The Lost World, a science fiction adventure based on the novel of the same name by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Three years later she starred in The Matinee Idol, a romantic comedy directed by a young Frank Capra.
  • 1922
    Age 23
    In 1922, Love was selected one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1898
    Born
    Born on September 10, 1898.
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