Bessie Love


Actor
Bessie Love

About

Also Known As
Juanita Horton
Birth Place
Midland, Texas, USA
Born
September 10, 1898
Died
April 26, 1986

Biography

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 "Th...

Family & Companions

William Hawks
Husband
Agent. Brother of director Howard Hawks; married 1929, divorced 1935.

Biography

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.

Filmography

 

Cast (Feature Film)

That's Entertainment! III (1994)
The Hunger (1983)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1982)
Flora
Reds (1981)
Gulliver's Travels (1977)
Voice
The Ritz (1976)
Mousey (1974)
Vampyres (1974)
Elderly Woman
Catlow (1971)
Mrs. Frost
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Answering service lady
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
American guest
Isadora (1968)
Mrs. Duncan
Battle Beneath the Earth (1968)
Matron
The Wild Affair (1966)
Marjorie's mother
Promise Her Anything (1966)
Pet shop customer
Children of the Damned (1964)
Mrs. Robbin
The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961)
Bunny
Loss of Innocence (1961)
Nowhere to Go (1959)
Mrs. Harriet P. Jefferson
The Story of Esther Costello (1957)
Matron in art gallery
Touch and Go (1955)
Mrs Baxter
Beau Brummell (1954)
Maid
The Barefoot Contessa (1954)
Mrs. Eubanks
The Weak and the Wicked (1954)
Prisoner
No Highway in the Sky (1951)
The Magic Box (1951)
Journey Together (1945)
Sons of the Sea (1942)
Begonia
Morals for Women (1931)
Helen Hutson
Chasing Rainbows (1930)
Carlie
Conspiracy (1930)
Margaret Holt
See America Thirst (1930)
Ellen
They Learned About Women (1930)
Mary
Good News (1930)
Babe
The Hollywood Revue of 1929 (1929)
The Broadway Melody (1929)
"Hank"
The Idle Rich (1929)
Helen Thayer
The Girl in the Show (1929)
Hattie Hartley
Sally of the Scandals (1928)
Sally Rand
Anybody Here Seen Kelly? (1928)
Mitzi Lavelle
The Matinee Idol (1928)
Ginger Bolivar
Dress Parade (1927)
Janet Cleghorne
Rubber Tires (1927)
Mary Ellen Stack
A Harp in Hock (1927)
Nora Banks
Meet the Prince (1926)
The Song and Dance Man (1926)
Leola Lane
Lovey Mary (1926)
Lovey Mary
Going Crooked (1926)
Marie
Young April (1926)
Victoria
New Brooms (1925)
Geraldine Marsh
The King on Main Street (1925)
Gladys Humphreys
Soul-Fire (1925)
Teita
A Son of His Father (1925)
Nora
The Lost World (1925)
Paula White
The Silent Watcher (1924)
Mary, his wife
Those Who Dance (1924)
Vida
Torment (1924)
Marie
Sundown (1924)
Ellen Crawley
Tongues of Flame (1924)
Lahleet
Dynamite Smith (1924)
Violet
The Woman on the Jury (1924)
Grace Pierce
Those Who Dance (1924)
Veda Carney
Souls for Sale (1923)
Purple Dawn (1923)
Mui Far
The Ghost Patrol (1923)
Effie Kugler
Slave of Desire (1923)
Pauline Gaudin
The Village Blacksmith (1923)
Rosemary, his daughter
Gentle Julia (1923)
Julia
Human Wreckage (1923)
Mary Finnegan
Three Who Paid (1923)
John Caspar/Virginia Cartright
St. Elmo (1923)
Edna Earle
The Eternal Three (1923)
Hilda Gray
Mary of the Movies (1923)
Deserted at the Altar (1922)
Anna Moore, The Country Girl
Bulldog Courage (1922)
Gloria Phillips
Forget-Me-Not (1922)
Ann, The Girl
The Vermilion Pencil (1922)
Hyacinth
Night Life in Hollywood (1922)
Herself
Penny of Top Hill Trail (1921)
Penny
The Swamp (1921)
Mary
The Sea Lion (1921)
Nymph
The Midlanders (1920)
Aurelie Lindstrom
Pegeen (1920)
Peg "Pegeen" O'Neill
Bonnie May (1920)
Bonnie May
Over the Garden Wall (1919)
Peggy Gordon
Carolyn of the Corners (1919)
Carolyn May Cameron
The Little Boss (1919)
Peggy Winston "The Little Boss"
The Enchanted Barn (1919)
Shirley Hollister
Cupid Forecloses (1919)
Geraldine Farleigh
The Wishing Ring Man (1919)
Joy Havenith
A Yankee Princess (1919)
Patsy O'Reilly
A Fighting Colleen (1919)
Alannah Malone
How Could You, Caroline? (1918)
Caroline Rogers
The Dawn of Understanding (1918)
Sue Prescott
The Great Adventure (1918)
Ragna Jansen, "Rags"
A Little Sister of Everybody (1918)
Celeste Janvier
The Sawdust Ring (1917)
Janet Magie
Wee Lady Betty (1917)
Wee Lady Betty
A Daughter of the Poor (1917)
Rose Eastman
Cheerful Givers (1917)
Judy
Nina, the Flower Girl (1917)
Nina
Polly Ann (1917)
Polly Ann
The Flying Torpedo (1916)
Hulda
Intolerance (1916)
The Bride of Cana
Stranded (1916)
The girl
The Good Bad Man (1916)
Amy
The Aryan (1916)
Mary Jane
Hell-to-Pay Austin (1916)
Briar Rose
Reggie Mixes in (1916)
Agnes
A Sister of Six (1916)
Prudence
The Heiress at Coffee Dan's (1916)
Waffles
Acquitted (1916)
Helen Carter
Reggie Mixes It (1916)

Writer (Feature Film)

A Yankee Princess (1919)
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Life Events

1935

Moved to London

Photo Collections

The Broadway Melody - Lobby Card
Here is a lobby card from MGM's The Broadway Melody (1929). Lobby Cards were 11" x 14" posters that came in sets of 8. As the name implies, they were most often displayed in movie theater lobbies, to advertise current or coming attractions.

Videos

Movie Clip

On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - Teresa Was A Saint On the evening following their mysterious opening encounter on the beach, George Lazenby as James Bond (establishing himself with some baccarat chemin-de-fer in his first appearance in the role) again gets to rescue Diana Rigg as Teresa or, as she’ll explain, Tracy, in the sixth 007 feature, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969.
Wild Affair, The (1963) - I Had My Eye On Frankenstein From producer Ray Stark, working in the U-K with his own Seven Arts firm, clever end of the credits introduces his discovery Nancy Kwan as Marjorie, Bessie Love her mom and Donald Churchill as her hung-over fiancè, in the unsuccessful but edgy comedy The Wild Affair, 1963, from writer-director John Krish.
Reds (1981) - What Haven't We Covered? Portland, Oregon, 1915, a somewhat-contrived version of the meeting of the principals (writer-director Warren Beatty as journalist John "Jack" Reed, Diane Keaton as native Louise Bryant), M. Emmet Walsh the pompous orator at a local civic club, early in Reds, 1981.
Reds (1981) - They Are Waiting For Your Example Moscow, 1917, writer-director Warren Beatty as American radical journalist John “Jack” Reed, with Diane Keaton as his colleague and wife Louise Bryant, swept into supporting a general strike, though not recreating a specific historic event, in Reds, 1981.
Hunger, The (1983) - Open, Bela Lugosi's Dead Director Tony Scott’s opening, introducing billed stars Catherine Deneuve and David Bowie but not Susan Sarandon, the song not from Bowie but from Peter Murphy, an original by his band Bauhaus, which has featured in several recent vampire-related TV shows, from The Hunger, 1983.
Broadway Melody, The (1929) - Boy Friend Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed's "Boy Friend" is performed by the Mahoney sisters (Bessie Love, Anita Page) who then do backstage drama with Charles King, in the rudimentary MGM musical The Broadway Melody, 1929.
Broadway Melody, The (1929) - Painted Doll MGM working out early musical kinks with "The Wedding of the Painted Doll" by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, in the studio's first all-talking film, released in February, 1929, The Broadway Melody.
Good Bad Man, The (1916) - I'm Here To Stay! The just-introduced villain “The Wolf” (Sam De Grasse) arrives to court reluctant Amy (Bessie Love) while the new semi-bandit boarder “Passin’ Through” (Douglas Fairbanks, also author and producer) makes friends with her father, before their first clash, in The Good Bad Man, 1916.
Nowhere To Go (1959) - What Did The "P" Stand For? Following the slick opening in which an outside ally helped convict Greg (George Nader) break out of a London jail, he arrives at an unoccupied flat and begins a flashback featuring Harriet (Bessie Love), in Nowhere To Go, 1959, co-starring Maggie Smith.
Intolerance (1916) - Ancient Jerusalem Opening the third story, a brief look at Lillian Gish, the "eternal mother" rocking the cradle, then ancient Jerusalem, the director enamored of his shot of a camel, in D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, 1916.

Family

Patricia Pepper
Daughter

Companions

William Hawks
Husband
Agent. Brother of director Howard Hawks; married 1929, divorced 1935.

Bibliography