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Bebe Daniels (1901-1971)

There was no one else quite like Bebe Daniels. This silent screen star was a descendant of a royal Spanish family. She was born in Dallas, Texas to an American show business family, on January 14th, 1901. She first appeared on the stage while just a tot. Bebe could play slapstick comedy and romantic comedy; she also excelled at playing vamps, drama queens; she could perform in musicals as a singer and dancer, and she could even do Shakespeare. In her early years, in between performing on stage, she attended convent schools for her education. Bebe began her screen career at the age of eight, and worked for several early studios, including Imperial, Pathé, Selig Polyscope and more. She played the first Dorothy in 1910's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." She starred as leading lady to comedian Harold Lloyd in his early "Lonesome Luke" and "Glasses Character" silent slapstick comedies. She starred in popular films for Cecil B. DeMille, including "Male and Female" (1919) and "Why Change Your Wife?" (1920). When sound arrived, Bebe transitioned nicely, thanks to a lovely singing voice, and she performed well in early musicals such as "Rio Rita" (1929) with John Boles and "42nd Street" (1933) with Warner Baxter. Bebe was happily married to fellow actor Ben Lyon from 1930 until her death.

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After both actors left film work in the 1930's they moved to England, where they performed radio shows together. The Lyons had two children together, a boy and a girl. During World War Two they returned to America for a time, then after the war they returned to England. From 1955 through 1960 the couple appeared together in a UK television series called "Life With The Lyons". Bebe Daniels died in London on March 16th, 1971 of a cerebral hemorrhage, and her husband Ben died eight years later of a heart attack. ~ Copyright © 2004 goldensilents.com

To read a vintage bio of Bebe Daniels from 1924's "Blue Book Of The Screen" please click HERE (240 kb)

Bebe Daniels' Silent Films

What a Night! (1928) .... Dorothy Winston
Take Me Home (1928) .... Peggy Lane
Hot News (1928) .... Pat Clancy
Fifty-Fifty Girl, The (1928) .... Kathleen O'Hara

Delightful Bebe Daniels in the comedy "Feel My Pulse" (1928)

Feel My Pulse (1928) .... Barbara Manning
She's a Sheik (1927) .... Zaida
Swim Girl, Swim (1927) .... Alice Smith
Señorita (1927) .... Senorita Francesca Hernandez
Kiss in a Taxi, A (1927) .... Ginette
Stranded in Paris (1926) .... Julie McFadden
Campus Flirt, The (1926) .... Patricia Mansfield
... aka College Flirt, The (1926) (UK)
Volcano (1926) .... Zabette de Chavalons
Palm Beach Girl, The (1926) .... Emily Bennett
Miss Brewster's Millions (1926) .... Polly Brewster
Splendid Crime, The (1926) .... Jenny
Lovers in Quarantine (1925) .... Diana
Wild, Wild Susan (1925) .... Susan Van Dusen
Manicure Girl, The (1925) .... Maria Maretti
Crowded Hour, The (1925) .... Peggy Laurence
Miss Bluebeard (1925) .... Colette Girard
Argentine Love (1924) .... Consuelo Garcia
Dangerous Money (1924) .... Adele Clark
Hello Frisco (1924)
Sinners in Heaven (1924) .... Barbara Stockley

Bebe Daniels with Rudolph Valentino in "Monsieur Beaucaire" (1924)

Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) .... Princess Henriette
Unguarded Women (1924) .... Breta Banning
Daring Youth (1924) .... Alita Allen
Heritage of the Desert, The (1924) .... Mescal
His Children's Children (1923) .... Diane
Hollywood (1923) .... Cameo appearance
... aka Joligud (1923)
Exciters, The (1923) .... Ronnie Rand
Glimpses of the Moon, The (1923) .... Susan Branch
World's Applause, The (1923) .... Corinne d'Alys
Singed Wings (1922) .... Bonita della Guerda
Pink Gods (1922) .... Lorraine Temple
Nice People (1922) .... Theodora (Teddy) Gloucester
North of the Rio Grande (1922) .... Val Hannon
Game Chicken, A (1922) .... Inez Hastings
Nancy From Nowhere (1922) .... Nancy
Speed Girl, The (1921) .... Betty Lee
Affairs of Anatol, The (1921) .... Satan Synne
... aka Prodigal Knight, A (1921) (UK)
One Wild Week (1921) .... Pauline Hathaway
March Hare, The (1921) .... Lisbeth Ann Palmer
Two Weeks with Pay (1921) .... Pansy O'Donnell/Marie La Tour
Ducks and Drakes (1921) .... Teddy Simpson
She Couldn't Help It (1920) .... Young Nance
Oh, Lady, Lady (1920) .... Mary Barber
Fourteenth Man, The (1920) .... Marjory Seaton
... aka 14th Man, The (1920)
... aka Man From Blankley's, The (1920)
You Never Can Tell (1920) .... Rowena Patricia Jones
Sick Abed (1920) .... Nurse Durant
Why Change Your Wife? (1920) .... Sally Clark
Dancin' Fool, The (1920) .... Junie Budd
Everywoman (1919) .... Vice
Captain Kidd's Kids (1919) .... The Girl
Male and Female (1919) (uncredited) .... The king's favorite
Bumping Into Broadway (1919) .... Actress
Pay Your Dues (1919)
Soft Money (1919)
Rajah, The (1919)
Don't Shove (1919) .... Bebe
Heap Big Chief (1919)
Be My Wife (1919)
Chop Suey & Co. (1919)
Count Your Change (1919) .... Miss Flighty
Jazzed Honeymoon, A (1919)
Just Neighbors (1919) .... The Bride
Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919)
Spring Fever (1919)
Off the Trolley (1919)
Marathon, The (1919)

Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon - goldensilents.com

Bebe Daniels in middle age, with devoted hubbie actor Ben Lyon (circa 1940's)

Ring Up the Curtain (1919) .... The Leading Lady
Young Mr. Jazz (1919)
Look Out Below (1919) .... The Girl
On the Fire (1919)
... aka Chef, The (1919)
Ask Father (1919) .... Switchboard operator
Going! Going! Gone! (1919) .... Miss Goulash
Back to the Woods (1918/I)
Hello Teacher (1918)
She Loves Me Not (1918)
Take a Chance (1918)
Hear 'Em Rave (1918)
Nothing But Trouble (1918)
Why Pick on Me? (1918)
Swing Your Partners (1918)
Bride and Gloom (1918) .... Bride
Ozark Romance, An (1918)
Somewhere in Turkey (1918)
City Slicker, The (1918) .... The Girl
Fireman Save My Child (1918)
Two-Gun Gussie (1918)
Non-Stop Kid, The (1918)
Hey There! (1918)
Here Come the Girls (1918)
Lamb, The (1918)
Tip, The (1918)
Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle (1917)
Step Lively (1917)
Move On (1917)
We Never Sleep (1917)
All Aboard (1917)
Clubs Are Trump (1917)
Flirt, The (1917)
Love, Laughs and Lather (1917)
Rainbow Island (1917)
Lonesome Luke From London to Laramie (1917)
Bliss (1917)
Birds of a Feather (1917)
By the Sad Sea Waves (1917)
Pinched (1917)
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients (1917)
Over the Fence (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Mechanic (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)
Stop! Luke! Listen! (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Plumber (1917)
... aka Lonesome Luke's Plumbing Mishaps (1917)
... aka Luke's Plumbing Blunders (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon (1917)
Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley (1917) .... Moll
Lonesome Luke's Lively Life (1917)
Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Lawyer (1917)
Luke's Trolley Troubles (1917)
Drama's Dreadful Deal (1917)
Luke's Busy Day (1917)
Luke's Lost Liberty (1917)
Awful Romance, An (1916)
Luke's Shattered Sleep (1916)
Luke Locates the Loot (1916)
... aka Luke Locates the Lute (1916)
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle (1916)
Luke, Rank Impersonator (1916)
Luke's Movie Muddle (1916)
... aka Cinema Director, The (1916) (USA: video title)
... aka Director of the Cinema (1916)
... aka Luke's Model Movie (1916)
Luke's Newsie Knockout (1916)
Luke, Patient Provider (1916)
Luke, the Gladiator (1916)
Luke's Preparedness Preparations (1916)
Luke, the Chauffeur (1916)
Luke and the Bang-Tails (1916)
Luke's Speedy Club Life (1916) .... The Girl
Luke and the Mermaids (1916)
Luke Joins the Navy (1916)
Luke Does the Midway (1916)
Luke's Lost Lamb (1916)
Luke, Crystal Gazer (1916)
Luke Rides Roughshod (1916)
Luke's Washful Waiting (1916) .... The Girl
Luke's Society Mixup (1916)
Luke's Fatal Flivver (1916)
Luke Laughs Last (1916)
Luke's Late Lunchers (1916)
Luke and the Bomb Throwers (1916)
Them Was the Happy Days! (1916)
Luke's Double (1916)
Lonesome Luke, Circus King (1916)
Flirt, The (1916/I)
Luke Pipes the Pippins (1916)
Luke and the Rural Roughnecks (1916)
Luke Foils the Villain (1916) .... Maizie Nut
Luke, the Candy Cut-Up (1916)
Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury (1916)
... aka Luke Rolls in Luxury (1916)
Luke Lugs Luggage (1916)
Lonesome Luke Leans to the Literary (1916)
... aka Luke Leans to the Literary (1916)
Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster (1915)
... aka Social Gangster (1915)
Peculiar Patients' Pranks (1915)
Foozle at the Tee Party, A (1915)
Ragtime Snap Shots (1915)
Great While It Lasted (1915)
Bughouse Bellhops (1915)
Giving Them Fits (1915)
Justinian and Theodora (1910)
Common Enemy, The (1910)
Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The (1910) .... Dorothy
... aka Wizard of Oz, The (1910) (USA)
Courtship of Miles Standish, The (1910)

To learn more about Bebe Daniels visit her profile on The Internet Movie Database


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