Bebe Daniels

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Phyllis Virginia "Bebe" Daniels (January 14, 1901 – March 16, 1971) was an American actress, singer, dancer, writer and producer.wikipedia
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42nd Street (film)

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She began her career in Hollywood during the silent film era as a child actress, became a star in musicals such as 42nd Street, and later gained further fame on radio and television in Britain. In 1932, she appeared in Silver Dollar (1932) and the successful Busby Berkeley choreographed musical comedy 42nd Street (1933) in which she sang once again.
42nd Street is a 1933 American pre-Code musical film, directed by Lloyd Bacon, and starring Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels, George Brent, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers.

Harold Lloyd

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At the age of fourteen she starred opposite film comedian Harold Lloyd in a series of two-reel comedies starting with the 1915 film Giving Them Fits.
Lloyd hired Bebe Daniels as a supporting actress in 1914; the two of them were involved romantically and were known as "The Boy" and "The Girl".

Rio Rita (1929 film)

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She also starred in the 1929 talkie Rio Rita.
Rio Rita is a 1929 American pre-Code RKO musical comedy starring Bebe Daniels and John Boles along with the comedy team of Wheeler & Woolsey.

Monsieur Beaucaire (1924 film)

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She made the transition from child star to adult in Hollywood by 1922 and by 1924 was playing opposite Rudolph Valentino in Monsieur Beaucaire.
Monsieur Beaucaire is a 1924 American silent romantic historical drama film starring Rudolph Valentino in the title role, Bebe Daniels and Lois Wilson.

The Affairs of Anatol

In 1919, she decided to move to greater dramatic roles and accepted a contract offering from Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her secondary roles in such films as Male and Female (1919), Why Change Your Wife? (1920), and The Affairs of Anatol (1921).
Bebe Daniels as Satan Synne

Silver Dollar (film)

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In 1932, she appeared in Silver Dollar (1932) and the successful Busby Berkeley choreographed musical comedy 42nd Street (1933) in which she sang once again.
Silver Dollar is a 1932 American pre-Code biographical film starring Edward G. Robinson, Bebe Daniels and Aline MacMahon.

Dixiana (film)

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Radio Pictures starred her in a number of musicals including Dixiana (1930) and Love Comes Along (1930).
The film stars Bebe Daniels, Everett Marshall, Bert Wheeler, Robert Woolsey, Joseph Cawthorn, Jobyna Howland, Ralf Harolde, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson (in his film debut) and Dorothy Lee.

The Maltese Falcon (1931 film)

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During her years at Warner Bros. she starred in such pictures as My Past (1931), Honor of the Family (1931) and the 1931 pre-code version of The Maltese Falcon, which was eventually eclipsed by John Huston's legendary 1941 version with Humphrey Bogart.
The film stars Ricardo Cortez as private detective Sam Spade and Bebe Daniels as Ruth Wonderly.

Honor of the Family

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During her years at Warner Bros. she starred in such pictures as My Past (1931), Honor of the Family (1931) and the 1931 pre-code version of The Maltese Falcon, which was eventually eclipsed by John Huston's legendary 1941 version with Humphrey Bogart.
Honor of the Family is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film released by First National Pictures (a subsidiary of Warner Bros.), starring Bebe Daniels and Warren William.

Cecil B. DeMille

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In 1919, she decided to move to greater dramatic roles and accepted a contract offering from Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her secondary roles in such films as Male and Female (1919), Why Change Your Wife? (1920), and The Affairs of Anatol (1921).
DeMille made stars of unknown actors: Gloria Swanson, Bebe Daniels, Rod La Rocque, William Boyd, Claudette Colbert, and Charlton Heston.

Why Change Your Wife?

In 1919, she decided to move to greater dramatic roles and accepted a contract offering from Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her secondary roles in such films as Male and Female (1919), Why Change Your Wife? (1920), and The Affairs of Anatol (1921).
Bebe Daniels as Sally Clark

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910 film)

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At the age of nine she starred as Dorothy Gale in the 1910 short film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Otis Turner may have directed the film, but Mark Evan Swartz points out that it is highly unlikely that both Otis Turner and Bebe Daniels worked on the film, as they were in different parts of the country at the time (Turner in Chicago, Daniels in California), and neither had a strong impetus for travel.

Hi Gang! (radio series)

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After the start of World War II they worked for the BBC, most notably starring in the comedy radio series Hi Gang! Born from an idea by Ben, and with most of the dialogue by Bebe, it enjoyed considerable popularity.
Hi Gang! was a BBC radio series that ran from Sunday 26 May 1940 until 1949, featuring Vic Oliver, Ben Lyon and Bebe Daniels.

Registered Nurse (film)

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Her last film for Warner Bros. was Registered Nurse (1934).
Registered Nurse is a 1934 American Pre-Code film produced by First National Pictures and released through its parent company Warner Bros. The film was directed by Robert Florey and stars Bebe Daniels in her final role for Warner Bros.

Ben Lyon

Bebe Daniels retired from Hollywood in 1935, then with her husband, film actor Ben Lyon, and their two children she moved to London.
During World War II, when the United States was still neutral, Lyon and his wife, actress Bebe Daniels, settled in London.

Warner Bros.

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Warner Bros. realized what a box office draw she was and offered her a contract which she accepted.
Dorothy Mackaill, Dolores del Río, Bebe Daniels, Frank Fay, Winnie Lightner, Bernice Claire, Alexander Gray, Alice White, and Jack Mulhall that had characterized the urban, modern, and sophisticated attitude of the 1920s gave way to James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Edward G. Robinson, Warren William and Barbara Stanwyck, who would be more acceptable to the common man.

Counsellor at Law

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That same year she played opposite John Barrymore in Counsellor at Law.
Bebe Daniels as Regina Gordon

Reaching for the Moon (1930 film)

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Toward the end of 1930, Bebe Daniels appeared in the musical comedy Reaching for the Moon.
Bebe Daniels as Vivien Benton

Male and Female

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In 1919, she decided to move to greater dramatic roles and accepted a contract offering from Cecil B. DeMille, who gave her secondary roles in such films as Male and Female (1919), Why Change Your Wife? (1920), and The Affairs of Anatol (1921).
Bebe Daniels as King's Favorite

Giving Them Fits

At the age of fourteen she starred opposite film comedian Harold Lloyd in a series of two-reel comedies starting with the 1915 film Giving Them Fits.
It was the first film to team up Lloyd with Snub Pollard and Bebe Daniels.

Jill Allgood

A biography Bebe and Ben was written by Jill Allgood, a personal friend who worked with them at the BBC.
Allgood was a personal friend of Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon, and worked with them professionally.

Ask Father

Aside from Lloyd, it features Bebe Daniels, a charming and spunky actress who appeared in dozens of films in the 1910s.