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Bessie Banks (actress)

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Bessie Banks
Born
Bessie Estelle Naylor

August 18, 1887
Worthington, Minnesota, USA
DiedJune 25, 1969 (aged 81)
Santa Barbara, California, USA
OccupationActress, screenwriter
Spouse(s)Perry Banks

Bessie Banks (born Bessie Estelle Naylor) was an American actress and screenwriter active in Hollywood during the silent era.[1][2]

Biography

Bessie was born in Worthington, Minnesota, to Stephen Naylor and Harriet Lynch. Both of her parents were from Britain. The family relocated to Santa Barbara, California, when Bessie was a girl. In Santa Barbara, she met and married her husband, Canadian actor Perry Banks; together, they performed as a vaudeville act and appeared in a number of films produced in Santa Barbara at "Flying A" Studios.[3]

Selected filmography

As screenwriter:

As actress:

  • Dulcie's Adventure (1916)
  • The Stinger Stung (1916)
  • Youth's Endearing Charm (1916)
  • The Madonna of the Night (1916)
  • Love's Bitter Strength (1916)
  • A Modern Knight (1916)
  • Billy Van Deusen's Wedding Eve (1916)
  • Some Night (1916)
  • To Rent Furnished (1915)
  • Billy Van Deusen's Campaign (1915)
  • Deserted at the Auto (1915)
  • A Disciple of Nietzsche (1915)
  • Cats, Cash and a Cook Book (1915)
  • The House of a Thousand Scandals (1915)
  • Uncle Heck, by Heck! (1915)
  • His Mysterious Profession (1915)
  • A Woman Scorned (1915)
  • When a Woman Waits (1914)
  • The Ruin of Manley (1914)

References

  1. ^ The Moving Picture World. World Photographic Publishing Company. 1916.
  2. ^ Motography. 1916.
  3. ^ "Vaudeville at Opera House". The Lompoc Record. 23 Jul 1909. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
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