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Also Known As: Margaret Philpott Died: January 24, 1990
Born: June 30, 1899 Cause of Death: heart failure
Birth Place: Hillsboro, Texas, USA Profession: actor

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Delicately pretty, charming American silent-screen heroine, popular in the 1920s in mostly light fare. Bellamy's most important film is arguably the landmark John Ford Western, "The Iron Horse" (1924). She continued on into the early days of the sound period (probably her best-remembered feature from this period is the 1932 haunting low-budget horror film "White Zombie") but her status quickly waned.

Delicately pretty, charming American silent-screen heroine, popular in the 1920s in mostly light fare. Bellamy's most important film is arguably the landmark John Ford Western, "The Iron Horse" (1924). She continued on into the early days of the sound period (probably her best-remembered feature from this period is the 1932 haunting low-budget horror film "White Zombie") but her status quickly waned.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Northwest Trail (1945) Mrs. Yaeger
2.
 Crack-Up (1937) Secretary
3.
 Champagne Charlie (1936) Girl in cab
4.
 The Great Hotel Murder (1935) Tessie
5.
 The Daring Young Man (1935) Sally
6.
 Metropolitan (1935) Girl in negligee
7.
 Charlie Chan in London (1934) Mrs. Fothergill
8.
9.
 Riot Squad (1933) Lil Daley
10.
 Gigolettes of Paris (1933) Suzanne Ricord
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1905:
Stage acting debut at age five
1917:
Ran away from home to pursue career as a dancer in NYC (date approximate)
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Made NYC stage debut in "The Love Mill"
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Had first speaking stage role in "Pollyanna"
1920:
Film acting debut in "The Riddle Woman"
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Signed four-year contract with Thomas Ince
1922:
Had leading role in "Lorna Doone"
1924:
Appeared in what is considered one of her best features, "The Iron Horse", directed by John Ford
1925:
Signed four-year contract with Fox
1928:
Talking pictures debut, "Mother Knows Best"
1935:
Last films included "The Great Hotel Murder" and "The Daring Young Man"
1945:
Made one-shot return to films in "Northwest Trail"; her last screen appearance
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husband:
Logan Metcalf. Bonds broker. Married in 1928 in Tijuana, Mexico for a total of four days.

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"Darling of the Twenties"
"Speaking of Silents: First Ladies of the Screen" Vestal Press

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