Betty Bronson
Betty Bronson
Betty Bronson was an American television and film actress who began her career during the silent film era. She was a famous actress in silent and sound films.
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Cult Film Club – The Naked Kiss - Little White Lies (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
... the morning after – feeling disenchanted with what she sees – she resolves to quit the game, going so far to move in with 'local virgin' Madame Josephine (Betty Bronson), a seamstress who has spent a lonely life waiting for an erstwhile suitor
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NYTimes - about 9 years
Film BEACON Dia:Beacon ''Cage/Cunningham,'' Elliot Caplan's documentary chronicling Merce Cunningham's collaboration with John Cage. Through Monday. Dia:Beacon, 3 Beekman Street. (845) 440-0100; PLEASANTVILLE Jacob Burns Film Center ''The Runner,'' directed by Amir Naderi. In Persian with subtitles. Jan. 13 at 5 p.m. ''Mr. Magoo
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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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FAMILY FARE; 4 Calling Birds, 3 French Hens
NYTimes - about 17 years
Tomorrow morning many children will have their eyes and hearts set on toyland. But there's another way to celebrate Christmas that involves nature's gifts: the New York City Parks Commissioner, Henry J. Stern, calls it ''a guided tour through birdland.'' It's the Christmas Bird Count at the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston, Queens.
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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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Big Plans for a Big Old Screen in Canaan
NYTimes - over 18 years
THE Colonial Theater in Canaan was the center of the town's social life when it opened in 1923. There were silent movies, vaudeville, dances in the upstairs ballroom and civic events on stage, including local high school graduations. The plush decorations and silk damask wall coverings led to it being called ''Little Radio City.'' Only traces of
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NYTimes - about 30 years
LEAD: The Medicine Man Featuring Jack Benny, Betty Bronson and George E. Stone. Directed by Scott Pembroke, from a play by Elliott Lester. 1930. Video Yesteryear. Phone orders only: (800) 243-0987. 67 minutes. $29.95 plus $3 for shipping and handling. The Medicine Man Featuring Jack Benny, Betty Bronson and George E. Stone. Directed by Scott
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Betty Bronson
  • 1971
    Age 64
    On October 19, 1971, Bronson died after a protracted illness in Pasadena, California, and was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.
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  • 1933
    Age 26
    Bronson continued acting until 1933 when she married Ludwig Lauerhass, with whom she had one child, Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr. She did not appear in films again until Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937) starring Gene Autry.
    More Details Hide Details In the 1960s, she appeared in episodic television and feature films. Her last role was an uncredited part in the television biopic Evel Knievel (1971). Bronson was reclusive with the press, but received attention after being seen with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. He had his first boyhood crush on her, as he remembered in his autobiography, The Salad Days: "Another important picture had just started. It was Peter Pan, directed by a clever caricature of a wildly temperamental movie director, Herbert Brenon. After exhaustive tests, Betty Bronson, a pretty and gifted girl in her middle teens, was given this famous role... I fell for Betty! It was my first intensely juvenile, deep-sighs-and-bad-sonnets love. It was not fully requited. She only flirted with me. My rival was a fellow in his twenties, a newspaperman who was to become one of New York's most respected theater critics, Richard Watts, Jr. In any event, I was so smitten with Betty, I could think of little else, except when I could call on her, even though her overprotective mother was always just in the next room."
  • 1929
    Age 22
    She appeared in the sequel, Sonny Boy, with Davey Lee in 1929.
    More Details Hide Details She was the leading lady opposite Jack Benny in the romantic drama The Medicine Man (1930).
  • 1925
    Age 18
    In 1925, she starred in another Barrie story, A Kiss for Cinderella, an artfully made film that failed at the box office.
    More Details Hide Details She made a successful transition into sound films with The Singing Fool (1928), co-starring Al Jolson.
    Bronson had a major role in the 1925 silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur.
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  • 1924
    Age 17
    Although the role had been sought by such established actresses as Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford, Barrie personally chose Bronson to play the lead in the film adaptation of his work, which was released in 1924.
    More Details Hide Details She appeared alongside actresses Mary Brian (Wendy Darling) and Esther Ralston (Mrs. Darling), both of whom remained lifelong friends.
  • 1906
    Born on November 17, 1906.
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