Bessie Love

Bessie Love

actress, script and continuity department, writer

Bessie Love was born on Sep 10, 1898 in USA. Bessie Love's big-screen debut came with The Flying Torpedo directed by John B. O'Brien in 1916. Bessie Love is known for Ragtime directed by Milos Forman, James Cagney stars as New York Police Commissioner Rhinelander Waldo and Brad Dourif as Younger Brother. Bessie Love has got 1 awards and 1 nominations so far. The most recent award Bessie Love achieved is Walk of Fame. The upcoming new movie Bessie Love plays is The Hunger which will be released on Apr 29, 1983.

Bessie Love was born in Texas. Her cowboy father moved the family to Hollywood, where he became a chiropractor. As the family needed money, Bessie's mother sent her to Biograph Studios, hoping she would become an actress. D.W. Griffith saw she was pretty and had some acting talent, and put her in several of his films, also giving her a small part in Intolérance (1916). Bessie became popular with audiences and worked with Douglas Fairbanks in Terrible adversaire (1916) and William S. Hart in Pour sauver sa race (1916). She then moved to Vitagraph and starred in a number of comedy-dramas. In the 1920s she began to act in more mature roles, such as Les fraudeurs (1924), and also began working on the stage. She performed the first screen "Charleston" dance in Incognito (1925), and gave one of her best performances in Son Beau Geste (1927). When sound movies came into vogue, she made a number of them and received an Academy Award nomination for The Broadway Melody (1929). By 1931, however, her career was over. She moved to England in 1935 and entertained the troops during World War II. By the 1950s she started playing small roles in movies such as Le voyage fantastique (1951). She played in a handful of low-budget films from the 1950s through the 1970s. In the 1980s she appeared in the big-budget Ragtime (1981) which starred James Cagney, and later that year in Reds (1981) which starred Warren Beatty.

  • Birthday

    Sep 10, 1898
  • Place of Birth

    Midland, Texas, USA

Known For


1 wins & 1 nominations

Walk of Fame
Motion Picture
Winner - Star on the Walk of Fame

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows