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Bessie Love is a Actor and Scriptwriter American born on 10 september 1898 at Midland (USA)

Bessie Love

Bessie Love
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Birth name Juanita Horton
Nationality USA
Birth 10 september 1898 at Midland (USA)
Death 26 april 1986 (at 87 years) at London (United-kingdom)

Bessie Love (September 10, 1898 – April 26, 1986) was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. With a small frame and delicate features, she played innocent young girls, flappers, and wholesome leading ladies. Her performance in The Broadway Melody (1929) earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.


Love married agent William Hawks (January 29, 1901 Neenah, Wisconsin – January 10, 1969 Santa Monica, California) at St. James Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California on December 27, 1929. Mary Astor (William's sister-in-law), Carmel Myers, and Norma Shearer were among her bridesmaids; William's brother Howard Hawks and Irving Thalberg ushered. They then lived at the Havenhurst Apartments in Hollywood. They had a daughter, Patricia Hawks (February 19, 1932, Los Angeles, California), who had some bit parts in movies in 1952. They divorced in 1936.

Love was a Christian Scientist. She died in London, England from natural causes on April 26, 1986.

Best films

The Broadway Melody (1929)
Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)

Usually with

David Smith
David Smith
(9 films)
Adolph Zukor
Adolph Zukor
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Bessie Love (120 films)

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The Hunger
The Hunger (1983)
, 1h37
Directed by Tony Scott
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Erotic, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Vampires in film, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Dan Hedaya, Bessie Love
Roles Lillybelle
Rating66% 3.3479853.3479853.3479853.3479853.347985
Miriam Blaylock (Catherine Deneuve) is a beautiful and dangerous immortal vampire, promising specially chosen humans eternal life as her vampire lovers. As the film begins, her vampire companion is John (David Bowie), a talented cellist whom she married in 18th century France. The film opens in a night club in New York, to a live performance from Bauhaus. There they connect with another young couple who are brought home and fed upon by slashing their throats with a bladed Ankh pendant. The bodies are disposed of by an incinerator in the basement of John and Miriam's elegant New York townhouse, where they pose as a wealthy couple who teach classical music. The only student shown is a young tomboy violinist named Alice Cavender (Beth Ehlers).
Reds (1981)
, 3h4
Directed by Warren Beatty
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about anarchism, Politique, Political films
Actors Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Paul Sorvino, Maureen Stapleton, Gene Hackman
Roles Mrs. Partlow
Rating72% 3.649083.649083.649083.649083.64908
The film covers the life of John Reed and Louise Bryant from their first meeting to Reed's final days in 1920 Russia. Interspersed throughout the narrative, several surviving witnesses from the time period give their recollections of Reed, Bryant, their colleagues and friends, and the era itself. A number of them have mixed views of Bryant and her relationship with Reed.
Ragtime (1981)
, 2h35
Directed by Miloš Forman
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Politique
Actors James Cagney, Brad Dourif, Moses Gunn, Elizabeth McGovern, Kenneth McMillan, Howard Rollins
Roles Old Lady - T.O.C.
Rating72% 3.648413.648413.648413.648413.64841
The film begins with a newsreel montage, depicting celebrities of the turn of the 20th century such as Harry Houdini, Theodore Roosevelt, and the architect Stanford White (Norman Mailer), as well as life in New York. The newsreel is accompanied by ragtime pianist Coalhouse Walker, Jr. (Howard E. Rollins, Jr.). The millionaire industrialist Harry Kendall Thaw (Robert Joy), who makes a scene when White's latest creation, a nude statue on the roof of Madison Square Garden, is unveiled. The model for the statue is Evelyn Nesbit (Elizabeth McGovern), a former chorus girl who is now Thaw's wife. Thaw becomes convinced White has corrupted Evelyn and humiliated him, and publicly shoots White, killing him.
Lady Chatterley's Lover, 1h44
Directed by Just Jaeckin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films
Actors Sylvia Kristel, Nicholas Clay, Shane Briant, Elizabeth Spriggs, Anthony Head, Ann Mitchell
Roles Flora
Rating52% 2.603782.603782.603782.603782.60378
After an injury leaves her husband impotent and crippled, Lady Chatterly is torn between love for her husband and her desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out the means of fulfilling her physical needs.
Gulliver's Travels, 1h17
Directed by Peter Hunt
Genres Science fiction, Fantasy, Animation
Actors Richard Harris, Catherine Schell, Norman Shelley, Rod Taylor, Meredith Edwards, Michael Bates
Rating56% 2.8101952.8101952.8101952.8101952.810195
Malgré une brillante carrière de chirurgien qui l'attend, Gulliver décide d'écouter son cœur et quitte sa famille et l'Angleterre, pour sillonner les mers à la découverte d'autres cultures. Durant son voyage, son navire est emporté par une terrible tempête. Seul rescapé, il échoue sur la plage d'une île habitée par un petit peuple aux grandes ambitions...
The Ritz
The Ritz (1976)
, 1h31
Directed by Richard Lester
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Musical
Themes Films about sexuality, Théâtre, LGBT-related films, Films based on plays, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Weston, Rita Moreno, Jerry Stiller, Kaye Ballard, F. Murray Abraham, Treat Williams
Roles Maurine
Rating68% 3.4459353.4459353.4459353.4459353.445935
The farce is set in a gay bathhouse in Manhattan, where unsuspecting heterosexual Cleveland businessman Gaetano Proclo has taken refuge from his homicidal mobster brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci. There Gaetano stumbles across an assortment of oddball characters, including a rabid chubby chaser, go-go boys, a squeaky-voiced detective, and Googie Gomez, a third-rate Puerto Rican entertainer with visions of Broadway glory who mistakes him for a famous producer and whom he mistakes for a man in drag. Further complications arise when Gaetano's wife Vivian tracks him down and jumps to all the wrong conclusions about his sexual orientation.
Vampyres (1974)
, 1h27
Directed by José Ramón Larraz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Thriller, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Vampires in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, Michael Byrne, Bessie Love
Roles American Lady
Rating60% 3.0460953.0460953.0460953.0460953.046095
Two beautiful women, Fran (Marianne Morris) and Miriam (Anulka Dziubinska) roam the English countryside. They lure unsuspecting men to their estate for orgies of sex and blood. But when an innocent young couple John and Harriett (Brian Deacon and Sally Faulkner) stumble into the vampires' lair, they find themselves sucked into an unforgettable vortex of savage lust and forbidden desires.
Catlow (1971)
, 1h41
Directed by Sam Wanamaker
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Western
Actors Yul Brynner, Richard Crenna, Daliah Lavi, Leonard Nimoy, Bessie Love, Jo Ann Pflug
Roles Mrs. Frost
Rating56% 2.802492.802492.802492.802492.80249
Jed Catlow and Ben Cowan served together in the Civil War and became friends, but now Catlow is a thief and Cowan a marshal tracking him down.
Sunday Bloody Sunday, 1h50
Directed by John Schlesinger
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Adventure, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Murray Head, Glenda Jackson, Nike Arrighi, Peter Finch, Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton
Roles Answering Service Lady
Rating70% 3.547073.547073.547073.547073.54707
A Jewish doctor, Daniel Hirsh (Peter Finch) and a young woman, Alex Greville (Glenda Jackson) are both involved in a love triangle with contemporary sculptor Bob Elkin (Murray Head). Not only are Hirsh and Greville aware that Elkin is seeing the other but they know one another through common friends. Despite this, they are willing to put up with the situation through fear of losing Elkin, who switches freely between them.
On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 2h16
Directed by Peter Hunt
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Spy, Romance
Themes Films about children, Spy films, Christmas films, Sports films, Films about terrorism
Actors George Lazenby, Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Bernard Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Lois Maxwell
Rating66% 3.3492653.3492653.3492653.3492653.349265
In Portugal, James Bond – agent 007, sometimes referred to simply as '007' – saves a woman on the beach from committing suicide by drowning, and later meets her again in a casino. The woman, Contessa Teresa "Tracy" di Vicenzo, invites Bond to her hotel room to thank him. The next morning, Bond is kidnapped by several men while leaving the hotel, who take him to meet Marc-Ange Draco, the head of the European crime syndicate Unione Corse. Draco reveals that Tracy is his only daughter and tells Bond of her troubled past, offering Bond a personal dowry of one million pounds if he will marry her. Bond refuses, but agrees to continue romancing Tracy under the agreement that Draco reveals the whereabouts of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE.
Isadora (1968)
, 2h48
Directed by Karel Reisz
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography, Historical, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, La provence
Actors Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Jason Robards, John Fraser, Bessie Love, Zvonimir Črnko
Roles Mrs. Duncan
Rating69% 3.497023.497023.497023.497023.49702
In 1927, Isadora Duncan has become a legend as the innovator of modern dance, a temperamental bohemian, and an outspoken advocate of free love. Now past 40, she lives in poverty in a small hotel on the French Riviera with her companion Mary Estelle Dempsey/Mary Desti (named only as Mary in the film) and her secretary Roger, to whom she is dictating her memoirs. As a young girl in California, Isadora first demonstrates her disdain for accepted social standards by burning her parents' marriage certificate and pledging her dedication to the pursuit of art and beauty. In 1896, she performs under the name of Peppy Dora in a rowdy music hall in Chicago and publicly embarrasses the theatre manager into paying her $300 so that she can take her family to England. Modeling her free-form style of dance and costume after Greek classicism, she rapidly acquires international acclaim.
Poppies Are Also Flowers, 1h40
Directed by Terence Young, Georges Lampin
Origin Austria
Genres Drama, Spy, Crime
Themes Spy films, Medical-themed films, Politique, Films about drugs, Political films
Actors Stephen Boyd, Senta Berger, Yul Brynner, Omar Sharif, Angie Dickinson, Rita Hayworth
Rating51% 2.5604752.5604752.5604752.5604752.560475
In an attempt to stem the heroin trade at the Afghanistan–Iran border, a group of narcotics agents working for the United Nations inject a radioactive compound into a seized shipment of opium, in the hopes that it will lead them to the main heroin distributor in Europe.
The Wild Affair
Directed by John Krish
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Nancy Kwan, Terry-Thomas, Betty Marsden, Victor Spinetti, Jimmy Logan, Paul Whitsun-Jones
Roles Marjorie's Mother
Rating62% 3.104483.104483.104483.104483.10448
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