Bess Flowers

Actor
A tall, poised actor who began in silent films in the early 1920s, Flowers played the female lead in minor films ranging from a version of the children's perennial "Laddie" to a number of Westerns including "Glenister ... Read more »
Born: 03/23/1898 in Sherman, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (19)

For Love or Money 1962 (Movie)

Bewildered Woman (Actor)

Move Over, Darling 1962 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

The Manchurian Candidate 1962 (Movie)

Comel (Actor)

Imitation of Life 1959 (Movie)

Actress (Actor)

Too Much, Too Soon 1958 (Movie)

Guest (Actor)

Autumn Leaves 1956 (Movie)

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The View From Pompey's Head 1955 (Movie)

Miss Mabry (Actor)

A Star Is Born 1954 (Movie)

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Rear Window 1954 (Movie)

Woman with Poodle (Actor)

Angel Face 1953 (Movie)

Barrett's Secretary (Actor)

The Band Wagon 1953 (Movie)

Lady on Train (Actor)

The French Line 1953 (Movie)

Saleslady (Actor)

All About Eve 1950 (Movie)

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Born to Be Bad 1950 (Movie)

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Undercurrent 1946 (Movie)

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Double Indemnity 1944 (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

The Boys From Syracuse 1939 (Movie)

Woman (Actor)

The Lady Objects 1937 (Movie)

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It Happened One Night 1934 (Movie)

Secretary (Actor)

Biography

A tall, poised actor who began in silent films in the early 1920s, Flowers played the female lead in minor films ranging from a version of the children's perennial "Laddie" to a number of Westerns including "Glenister of the Mounted" and "Hands Across the Border" (all 1926). She regularly played supporting roles as well, and by the time sound fully took over she was working entirely in this capacity. Flowers soon was reduced to bit player and extra but, ironically, what seemed like a decline proved to bring her lasting fame.

Relationships

William Holman

Husband
worked for Columbia divorced

Cullen Tate

Husband
divorced

EDUCATION

Oklahoma College For Women

Oklahoma

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania
college later known as Carnegie-Mellon University

Milestones

1926

Played the female lead in several films including "Glenister of the Mounted", "Laddie" and "Hands Across the Border"

Last film work includes "Move Over Darling" (1963) and "Good Neighbor Sam" (1964)

Earliest films include "Hollywood" and "The Silent Partner" (1923)

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