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Beatrice Roberts

From Wikipedia Alice Beatrice Roberts (March 7, 1905 – July 24, 1970) was an American film actress. She was briefly married to the cartoonist and showman Robert L. Ripley and a mistress of Louis B. Mayer. She married Robert Ripley at age 14 on October 31, 1919, about the time he invented his Believe It or Not cartoon strip. The marriage was short lived—they separated three months later and were divorced in 1926. Ripley never spoke about the marriage, calling himself a "confirmed bachelor". After her marriage, Roberts entered several beauty pageants including the 1924 and 1925 Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey (as Miss Manhattan, 1924, and Miss Greater New York, 1925). She won the "Most Beautiful Girl in Evening Gown" award each time. She went to Hollywood in 1933 and between then and 1946, she appeared in nearly 60 films, including Tall Timber (1937) and Love Takes Flight (also 1937), in which she starred opposite Bruce Cabot. Many of her roles were small and uncredited. Her most notable role was that of Queen Azura in Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars, a 1938 serial. She was a mistress to MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer in 1935 and 1936, while under contract to his company. In the 1940s, Roberts married John Wesley Smith. Her last movie contract was with Universal, and her final appearances were in Criss-Cross and Family Honeymoon. Her acting career never becoming the success she had dreamed of, she left Hollywood in 1949. She died in Plymouth, Massachusetts from pneumonia, aged 65.

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Mar 7, 1905 In Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie My Woman 1933-10-04
Latest Project:
Movie Criss Cross 1949-02-04
Known For
Poster of You Gotta Stay Happy
Poster of Scarlet Street
Poster of Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man
Poster of That Mothers Might Live
Movie Criss Cross Nurse (uncredited) 1949-02-04
Movie Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid Mother 1948-08-11
Movie For the Love of Mary Dorothy 1948-09-01
Movie You Gotta Stay Happy Maid 1948-10-28
Movie The Egg and I Nurse (Uncredited) 1947-05-01
Movie The Killers Nurse (uncredited) 1946-08-28
Movie White Tie and Tails Marie (uncredited) 1946-08-30
Movie Strange Confession 1945-10-05
Movie Scarlet Street Secretary (uncredited) 1945-12-25
Movie Jungle Woman Inquest Juror (uncredited) 1944-06-01
Movie Reckless Age WAVE 1944-08-01
Movie It Comes Up Love Bernice 1943-04-09
Movie Phantom of the Opera Nurse (uncredited) 1943-08-12
Movie Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man Barmaid (uncredited) 1943-03-05
Movie Top Man War Plant Worker 1943-09-17
Movie Fired Wife Divorcee 1943-09-04
Movie Pioneers of the West Anna Bailey 1940-03-12
Movie Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars Queen Azura 1938-03-21
Movie That Mothers Might Live Passerby (uncredited) 1938-04-30
Movie The Devil's Party Helen McCoy 1938-06-02
Movie Mars Attacks the World Azura, Queen of Mars 1938-11-07
Movie Park Avenue Logger Peggy O'Shea 1937-03-16
Movie Bill Cracks Down Susan Bailey 1937-03-22
Movie Outlaws of the Orient Alice 1937-08-20
Movie Love Takes Flight Joan Lawson 1937-11-05
Movie Wife vs. Secretary Party Guest (uncredited) 1936-02-28
Movie Sinner Take All Hat Check Girl 1936-12-18
Movie West Point of the Air Woman in Party at Night Club 1935-03-23
Movie Naughty Marietta Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) 1935-03-29
Movie The Return Of Chandu Party Guest 1934-09-30
Movie My Woman Party Guest (Uncredited) 1933-10-04