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Also Known As: Juanita Horton Died: April 26, 1986
Born: September 10, 1898 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Midland, Texas, USA Profession: Cast ... actor playwright
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Bessie Love was an actress who had a successful Hollywood career. In her early acting career, Love appeared in such films as "The Aryan" (1916), "The Good Bad Man" (1916) and "Intolerance" (1916) with Lillian Gish. She also appeared in "The Village Blacksmith" (1922), "Deserted at the Altar" (1922) and "The Lost World" (1925). Love was nominated for an Actress Academy Award for "The Broadway Melody" in 1929. Her film career continued throughout the thirties and the fifties in productions like "They Learned About Women" (1930), the adaptation "Good News" (1930) with Mary Lawlor and "The Magic Box" (1951). She also appeared in the drama "The Barefoot Contessa" (1954) with Humphrey Bogart. Toward the end of her career, she continued to act in the George Lazenby action picture "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), "Catlow" (1971) and the Glenda Jackson drama "Sunday, Bloody Sunday" (1971). She also appeared in "Vampyres" (1974) with Marianne Morris and "The Ritz" (1976). Love was most recently credited in the June Allyson musical sequel "That's Entertainment! III" (1994). Love was married to William Hawks and had one child. Love passed away in April 1986 at the age of 88.

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