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Beatrice Van

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Beatrice Van
Born
Beatrice Abbott

(1890-08-08)August 8, 1890
DiedJuly 4, 1983(1983-07-04) (aged 92)
OccupationActor, screenwriter
Spouse(s)Cornelius Vander-Pluym (divorced 1915)
James Gruen (m.1927, divorced)
Charles Collman
Children1

Beatrice Van (born Beatrice Abbott; August 8, 1890 – July 4, 1983) was an American silent film actress. She was also a screenwriter for both silent and sound films.

Biography

Beatrice was born to Joseph and Beatrice Abbott in Omaha, Nebraska; she had an older sister, Genevieve. She grew up in Nebraska and Oklahoma, where she was educated in a convent.[1] Beatrice's first marriage was to Cornelius Vander-Pluym; they had one child together, Kreigh Vander-Pluym, in 1912. The pair eventually divorced in 1915.[2]

She was a leading woman at Universal for a time in the 1910s, and later worked as a scenarist for FBO.[3] Beatrice married writer-actor James Gruen in 1927,[4] and later, an Australian national, Charles Collman.

Filmography

Actress

  • The Saint and the Singer (1914)
  • One of the Finest (1914)
  • Such a Villain (1914)
  • The Hills of Silence (1914)
  • The Awakening (1914/I)
  • Lost by a Hair (1914)
  • The Barnstormers (1914)
  • This Is the Life (1914/III)
  • Helping Mother (1914)
  • Her Bounty (1914) as Bessie Clay
  • Her Life's Story (1914) as The Wife
  • The Senator's Lady (1914)
  • The Vagabond (1914)
  • Traffic in Babies (1914)
  • Lights and Shadows (1914)
  • The Heart of a Magdalene (1914)
  • The Magic Mirror (1915)
  • Changed Lives (1915)
  • The Black Box (1915) as Ashleigh's daughter
  • The Nightmare of a Movie Fan (1915)
  • The Soul of the Vase (1915) as Wife
  • A Woman Scorned (1915)
  • Detective Blinn (1915)
  • The Great Ruby Mystery (1915)
  • The Mighty Hold (1915)
  • The Girl from His Town (1915) as Duchess of Breakwater
  • Love and Labor (1915)
  • What's in a Name? (1915)
  • Uncle Heck, by Heck! (1915)
  • A Bully Affair (1915/I)
  • When His Dough Was Cake (1915)
  • A Friend in Need (1915)
  • Mixed Males (1915)
  • The End of the Road (1915)
  • Almost a Widow (1915)
  • The Wraith of Haddon Towers (1916)
  • The Hills of Glory (1916)
  • The First Quarrel (1916)
  • Inherited Passions (1916)
  • The Pearl of Paradise (1916) as Denise, his fiancée
  • Told at Twilight (1917) as The Mother
  • Hands Up! (1917) as Elinor Craig
  • Who Was the Other Man? (1917) as Wanda Bartell
  • Flirting with Death (1917)
  • A Devil with the Wimmin (1917)
  • My Unmarried Wife (1918)
  • Painted Lips (1918) as Mrs. Silver
  • There Goes the Bride (1918)
  • Good Night, Paul (1918) as Rose Hartley
  • The Tiger Lily (1919) as Dorothy Van Rensselaer
  • The Dangerous Talent (1920) as Mildred Shedd

Writer

References

  1. ^ Hoffman, Esther (10 Oct 1914). "A Cold Plunge Put Beatrice Into the Light of Filmdom". The Richmond Item. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  2. ^ "Better Bread-Winner". The Los Angeles Times. 13 May 1915. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  3. ^ Jungmeyer, Jack (6 Dec 1923). "Beatrice Writes About Fights, But Has Never Witnessed a Knockout". The Evening Journal. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
  4. ^ "Couple Depart on Belated Honeymoon". The Los Angeles Times. 26 Sep 1927. Retrieved 2019-09-18.
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