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Bessie Love

  • Original Name Juanita Horton
  • Birth 10 Sep 1898 Midland, Midland County, Texas, USA
  • Death 26 Apr 1986 London, City of London, Greater London, England
  • Burial Ruislip, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England
  • Plot Niche 30BB. A small plaque marks the spot under a cedar tree where her ashes are buried.
  • Memorial ID 8710532

Actress. She moved with her family to Hollywood when she was very young. Discovered by D.W. Griffith, Bessie appeared in many movies in which her talents were wasted. Petite with a girlish face, she played mostly innocent young girls. However, the films she made did not elevate her to the utmost strata of fame that was acheived by other young starlets of that era, like Mary Pickford, Lillian Gish, Norma Talmadge, Mae Murray and Gloria Swanson. At the beginning of the sound film era she was able to cause a stir as a musical star at the end of the 1920s and at the beginning of the 1930s. She played in movies like "The Broadway Melody" for which she was nominated as best actress in a leading role, "Chasing Rainbows," "Conspiracy" and "See America Thirst." By 1931, her career in Hollywood was over. She moved to London where she specifically worked for the theater. From the 1950s she appeared both in American and English productions. Her well-known movies of these years include "The Barefoot Contessa," "Children of the Damned," "Isadora," and "Catlow."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: MC
  • Added: 1 May 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8710532
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Bessie Love (10 Sep 1898–26 Apr 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8710532, citing Breakspear Crematorium, Ruislip, London Borough of Hillingdon, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.