Betty Blythe

Betty Blythe

Highest Rated: 100% Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948)

Lowest Rated: 55% The Barkleys of Broadway (1949)

Birthday: Sep 1, 1893

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

Formerly an art student at USC, Betty Blythe began her stage work in such tried-and-true theatrical pieces as So Long Letty and The Peacock Princess. After touring Europe and the States, Betty entered films in 1918 at the Vitagraph Studios in Brooklyn, then was brought to Hollywood's Fox Studios as a replacement for screen vamp Theda Bara. As famous for her revealing costumes as for her dramatic skills, Betty became a star in such exotic vehicles as The Queen of Sheba (1921) and She (1925). Her stage training served her well during the transition to talkies, but Ms. Blythe's facial features had matured rather quickly, and soon she was consigned to supporting roles. She spent most of the 1940s in touring companies of Broadway hits like The Man Who Came to Dinner and Wallflower, supplementing her income by giving acting and diction lessons. Betty Blythe's final screen appearance was a one-line bit in the Embassy Ball sequence in My Fair Lady (1964), in which she was lovingly photographed by her favorite cameraman from the silent days, Harry Stradling.

Highest Rated Movies



95% My Fair Lady Ad Lib at Ball 1964
No Score Yet Hollywood Story Betty Blythe - Old-time Movie Star 1951
55% The Barkleys of Broadway Guest in Theater Lobby 1949
100% Letter From an Unknown Woman Frau Kohner 1948
No Score Yet Luxury Liner Miss Fenmoor 1948
No Score Yet Song of Love Lady with Opera Glasses 1947
83% The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Floor Manager 1947
No Score Yet Undercurrent Saleswoman 1946
92% The Postman Always Rings Twice Customer 1946
No Score Yet The Hoodlum Saint Woman 1946
60% The Kid From Brooklyn Mrs. LeMoyne's Friend 1946
No Score Yet Joe Palooka, Champ Mrs. Stafford 1946
No Score Yet Adventure Mrs. Buckley 1945
91% They Were Expendable Officer's Wife 1945
No Score Yet The Chinese Cat Mrs. Manning 1944
No Score Yet Desirable Lady Lavinia Sardham 1944
No Score Yet Bar 20 Mrs. Stevens 1943
No Score Yet Spotlight Scandals Mrs. Baker 1943
No Score Yet Girls in Chains Mrs. Grey 1943
No Score Yet Dawn on the Great Divide Elmira Corkle 1942
No Score Yet Freckles Comes Home Mrs. Potter 1942
No Score Yet The Miracle Kid Gloria 1942
No Score Yet House of Errors Actor 1942
No Score Yet Sis Hopkins Mrs. Farnsworth 1941
No Score Yet Federal Fugitives Marcia 1941
No Score Yet Honky Tonk Mrs. Wilson 1941
No Score Yet Misbehaving Husbands Effie Butler 1940
92% The Women Mrs. South 1939
No Score Yet Gangster's Boy Mrs. Davis 1938
No Score Yet Delinquent Parents Mrs. Wharton 1938
No Score Yet Man-Proof Country Club Woman 1938
100% Conquest Princess Mirska 1937
94% Topper Lady 1937
No Score Yet Rainbow on the River Flower Buyer 1936
No Score Yet The Gorgeous Hussy Mrs. Wainwright 1936
No Score Yet Murder at Glen Athol Ann Randel 1936
No Score Yet Yours for the Asking May 1936
No Score Yet The Perfect Clue Ursula Chesebrough 1935
No Score Yet Night Alarm Mrs. Elizabeth Van Dusen 1935
No Score Yet The Scarlet Letter Innkeeper 1934
No Score Yet Money Means Nothing Mrs. Ferris 1934
No Score Yet A Girl of the Limberlost Mrs. Parker 1934
No Score Yet Only Yesterday Mrs. Vincent 1933
80% Pilgrimage Janet Prescott 1933
No Score Yet Tom Brown of Culver Dolores Delight 1932
No Score Yet The Recoil Norma Selbee 1924
No Score Yet The Queen of Sheba Queen of Sheba 1921
No Score Yet Nomads of the North Nanette Roland 1920


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