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Bess Flowers

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Nationality USA
Birth 23 november 1898 at Sherman (USA)
Death 28 july 1984 (at 85 years) at Woodland Hills (USA)

Bess Flowers (November 23, 1898 – July 28, 1984) was an American actress. By some counts considered the most prolific actress in the history of Hollywood, she was known as "The Queen of the Hollywood Extras," appearing in over 700 movies in her 41 year career.


Flowers was first married on September 2, 1923, in Ventura County, California, to Cullen Tate (1894–1947), an assistant to Cecil B. DeMille. They were divorced in 1928 in Los Angeles. Her second marriage took place on August 5, 1929, in Los Angeles, to William S. Holman (1895–1962). They were divorced in 1930 in Los Angeles. She and Tate had one child, Patricia E. Tate (January 29, 1924 – August 1, 1972). Bess Flowers died in 1984 at age 85 in Woodland Hills, California. She was cremated and her cremains inurned at the Chapel of the Pines Crematory (Los Angeles).

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Filmography of Bess Flowers (626 films)

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The Carpetbaggers, 2h30
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama
Themes Transport films, Aviation films
Actors George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Carroll Baker, Vaughn Taylor, Robert Cummings, Martha Hyer
Roles Wedding Guest
Rating64% 3.2461553.2461553.2461553.2461553.246155
Jonas Cord becomes one of America's richest men, inheriting an explosives company from his late father. Cord resents his father bitterly and is psychologically scarred by the death of a twin brother. Believing his family has insanity in its blood, he does not want children of his own.
7 Faces of Dr. Lao, 1h40
Directed by George Pal
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantasy, Action, Western
Themes Circus films
Actors Tony Randall, Barbara Eden, John Ericson, Arthur O'Connell, Noah Beery, Jr, Lee Patrick
Roles Spectator at Medusa Presentation (uncredited)
Rating71% 3.596893.596893.596893.596893.59689
It is the dawn of the 20th century, and an elderly Chinese man rides a jackass into Abalone, Arizona, his only visible possession a fishbowl occupied by an innocuous-looking fish. This magical visitor, Dr. Lao (Tony Randall), visits Edward Cunningham's (John Ericson) newspaper and places a large ad for his traveling circus, which will play in Abalone for two nights only.
For Those Who Think Young, 1h36
Directed by Leslie H. Martinson
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors James Darren, Pamela Tiffin, Paul Lynde, Tina Louise, Bob Denver, Robert Middleton
Roles Jane (uncredited)
Rating53% 2.6638452.6638452.6638452.6638452.663845
Rich kid and party animal Gardner Pruitt III (James Darren), known as “Ding” to his friends, is on the prowl for a new conquest in the form of teenager Sandy Palmer (Pamela Tiffin). In the meantime, Ding’s influential grandfather, B.S. Cronin (Robert Middleton) wants to curtail the romance and shut down a popular local college teen hangout.
Good Neighbor Sam, 2h10
Directed by David Swift
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jack Lemmon, Romy Schneider, Dorothy Provine, Mike Connors, Edward G. Robinson, Edward Andrews
Roles Mrs. Burke (uncredited)
Rating68% 3.4471753.4471753.4471753.4471753.447175
Lemmon plays Sam Bissel, a hard-working advertising executive, with two young daughters and a loving wife, Min (Dorothy Provine).
Move Over, Darling, 1h43
Directed by Michael Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about marriage
Actors Doris Day, James Garner, Polly Bergen, Thelma Ritter, Don Knotts, Chuck Connors
Roles Seymour's Wife (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.498673.498673.498673.498673.49867
Ellen Wagstaff Arden (Doris Day), a mother of two young girls named Jenny and Didi, was believed to be lost at sea following an airplane accident. Her husband, Nick Arden (James Garner), was one of the survivors.
The Thrill of It All, 1h48
Directed by Norman Jewison
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about television
Actors Doris Day, James Garner, Arlene Francis, Edward Andrews, Reginald Owen, Zasu Pitts
Roles Party Guest (uncredited)
Rating69% 3.499273.499273.499273.499273.49927
The story centers around suburban housewife Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) and her husband, a successful obstetrician and devoted family man, Gerald (James Garner). Beverly is offered the opportunity to star in a television commercial advertising soap. After a shaky start, she gets a contract for nearly $80,000 per year to appear in weekly TV commercials. Soon the TV studio places greater and greater demands on the unlikely TV star. Gerald resents the fact that the appearances are taking up an increasing amount of her time, and becomes jealous of the level of attention that her new-found stardom has brought her. Their relationship slowly deteriorates until she decides to return as a housewife.
For Love or Money, 1h48
Directed by Michael Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Thelma Ritter, Gig Young, Julie Newmar, William Bendix
Roles Surprised Diner at The Flame Room
Rating62% 3.1001353.1001353.1001353.1001353.100135
Lawyer Donald Kenneth "Deke" Gentry (Kirk Douglas) is given the task of playing matchmaker for the three daughters of his wealthy client Chloe Brasher (Thelma Ritter).
Palm Springs Weekend, 1h40
Directed by Norman Taurog
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens, Ty Hardin, Stefanie Powers, Robert Conrad, Andrew Duggan
Roles Woman in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Rating60% 3.0478653.0478653.0478653.0478653.047865
A group of college students from Los Angeles travel to Palm Springs to spend the Easter weekend there. Student Jim Munroe (Troy Donahue) falls for Bunny Dixon (Stefanie Powers), the daughter of an overprotective police chief (Andrew Duggan). Munroe's room mate Biff Roberts (Jerry Van Dyke) and plain-jane Amanda North (Zeme North) try to seduce each other. Spoiled rich playboy Eric Dean (Robert Conrad) and Hollywood stuntman from Texas Doug Fortune (Ty Hardin) compete for the attentions of a pretty girl (Connie Stevens) from Beverly Hills. A wild auto chase and serious crash ensue on the long drive home after an evening in Las Vegas, but all ends well.
The Prize
The Prize (1963)
, 2h14
Directed by Mark Robson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Spy films, Political films
Actors Paul Newman, Edward G. Robinson, Elke Sommer, Diane Baker, Micheline Presle, Gérard Oury
Roles Lady In Audience (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.399983.399983.399983.399983.39998
The Nobel Prize in Literature has been awarded to Andrew Craig (Paul Newman), who seems to be more interested in women and drinking than writing. When he arrives in Stockholm for the award ceremony, he is delighted to find that the Swedish Foreign Department has sent the beautiful Inger Lisa Andersson (Elke Sommer) as his personal chaperone. When Craig arrives at his hotel, he is introduced to another laureate, Dr. Max Stratman (Edward G. Robinson), a famous German-American physicist, who is accompanied by his niece Emily (Diane Baker).
Who's Minding the Store?, 1h31
Directed by Frank Tashlin
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Jerry Lewis, Jill St John, Agnes Moorehead, Ray Walston, Kathleen Freeman, John McGiver
Roles Shopper, Gourmet Department
Rating67% 3.352073.352073.352073.352073.35207
The rich Mrs. Tuttle (Agnes Moorehead) is upset that her daughter Barbara (Jill St. John) is engaged to a man beneath their social stature, Norman Phiffier (Jerry Lewis).
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, 1h19
Directed by Roger Corman
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Horror
Actors Ray Milland, Diana Van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Dick Miller, Don Rickles
Roles Scarf Lady
Rating65% 3.298513.298513.298513.298513.29851
Le Dr Xavier a mis au point un liquide révolutionnaire qui permet d'étendre la vision au-delà du spectre visible. Il décide de le tester sur lui-même et obtient des résultats prometteurs, devenant capable de lire à travers une feuille de papier ou de voir les organes d'une patiente. En poursuivant les essais, il se rend compte que sa vision devient de plus en plus perçante mais aussi de moins en moins supportable…
For Love or Money, 1h48
Directed by Michael Gordon
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Kirk Douglas, Mitzi Gaynor, Gig Young, Thelma Ritter, Julie Newmar, William Bendix
Roles Surprised Diner at The Flame Room
Rating62% 3.1001353.1001353.1001353.1001353.100135
Chloe Brasher désire marier ses trois filles selon son propre goût. Afin de trouver des prétendants, elle fait appel à l'avocat « Deke » Gentry. Il réussit à caser rapidement les deux aînées mais échoue lamentablement avec Kate, la dernière qui est également la plus brillante des trois. La raison : Il tombe amoureux d'elle…
Sweet Bird of Youth, 2h
Directed by Richard Brooks
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays, Adaptation d'une pièce de théâtre de Tennessee Williams
Actors Paul Newman, Geraldine Page, Ed Begley, Rip Torn, Shirley Knight, Mildred Dunnock
Roles Spectator at political rally
Rating72% 3.6472853.6472853.6472853.6472853.647285
Handsome, young Chance Wayne returns to his hometown of St. Cloud, Florida, accompanied by a considerably older movie star, Alexandra Del Lago. She is needy and depressed, particularly about a film she has just finished making, and speaks of retiring from the acting world forever.
The Manchurian Candidate, 2h3
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir
Themes Films about altered memories, Assassinat, Spy films, Films about families, Politique, Films about sexuality, Political films
Actors Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury, Henry Silva, James Gregory
Roles Woman in Dream Sequence
Rating78% 3.949153.949153.949153.949153.94915
During the Korean War, the Soviets capture a U.S. platoon and take them to Manchuria in Communist China. Some days later, all but two of the soldiers return to U.S. lines and Staff Sergeant Raymond Shaw is credited with saving their lives in combat. Upon the recommendation of the platoon's commander, Captain Bennett Marco, Raymond is awarded the Medal of Honor for his reported heroism. When asked to describe him, Marco and the other soldiers automatically respond, "Raymond Shaw is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life." Deep down, however, they know that Shaw is a cold, sad, unsympathetic loner.
The Notorious Landlady, 2h3
Directed by Richard Quiney
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Black comedy, Romance
Actors Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon, Fred Astaire, Lionel Jeffries, Estelle Winwood, Henry Daniell
Roles Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Rating67% 3.399013.399013.399013.399013.39901
When American diplomat William Gridley (Jack Lemmon) arrives in London, he rents part of Carly Hardwicke's (Kim Novak) house from her and promptly begins to fall in love. Gridley doesn't know that many people think she killed her British husband, Miles Hardwick (Maxwell Reed), because he has disappeared; but without a body, the police cannot do a thing.