As her roles got larger, so did her popularity. She performed the Charleston in the movie The King on Main Street in 1925. She was able to successfully transition to talkies, and in 1929 she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Broadway Melody.
Her career came to a quick halt soon after that, however, and she moved to the United Kingdom, where she had very small roles in several films. She made a small comeback in the 1980s with roles in Ragtime and in Reds.
She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6777 Hollywood Blvd.
Bessie Love Facts
|Birth Name||Juanita Horton|
|Birthday||September 10, 1898|
|Birthplace||Midland, Texas, USA|
|Date of death||April 26, 1986 (age 87)|
|Height||5' (1m52) How tall is Bessie Love compared to you?|