Constance Bennett

Birthday: Oct 22, 1904
Birthplace: Not Available
Constance Bennett was the eldest of three daughters born to theatrical luminary Richard Bennett and his wife, actress Adrienne Morrison. Though her father did everything he could to discourage her from pursuing an acting career, Constance was willful and rebellious almost from the moment of her birth. She tried to break away from Daddy's influence by marrying at age 16, but the union was quickly annulled. At 17, Constance was signed to a Goldwyn movie contract on the strength of her family name. She treated her silent-film career as a lark, but along the way she developed a superb sense of comic timing and an instinctive gift for heavy dramatics. After her second marriage in 1926, Constance left films in favor of the international "party set"; her third husband was the Marquis de la Falaise de la Coudray, a well-known playboy of questionable royal lineage who'd previously been married to Gloria Swanson. In the early 1930s, after the termination of this marriage, Constance returned to films, specializing in "fallen woman" roles before switching to light comedy in such films as The Affairs of Cellini (1934) and Topper (1937). At one point she was the highest paid actress in Hollywood. In 1945 she became a producer, bankrolling a film titled Paris Underground, in which she co-starred with British musical favorite Gracie Fields. During the 1950s, Ms. Bennett appeared in numerous stage productions, and also ran a successful cosmetics firm. Constance's fifth and longest-lasting husband, whom she married in 1946, was Brigadier General John Theron Couper (for the record, husband #4 was actor Gilbert Roland); at age 59, she died of a cerebral hemorrhage in the Walson Army Hospital at Fort Dix, New Jersey, where her husband was stationed. Constance Bennett was the sister of actresses Barbara and Joan Bennett, and the aunt of radio talk-show host Morton Downey Jr.

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No Score Yet Our Betters Actor 2013
No Score Yet Madame Spy Actor 2013
No Score Yet Madame X Estelle Anderson 1966
100% It Should Happen to You Herself 1954
No Score Yet As Young as You Feel Lucille McKinley 1951
No Score Yet Smart Woman Paula Rogers 1948
No Score Yet The Unsuspected Jane Moynihan 1947
No Score Yet Paris Underground Kitty de Mornay Producer 1945
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hickok Rides Actor 1942
25% The Two-Faced Woman Griselda Vaughn 1941
No Score Yet Topper Takes a Trip Marion Kerby 1938
No Score Yet Merrily We Live Jerry Kilbourne 1938
94% Topper Marion Kerby 1937
No Score Yet Ladies in Love Yoli Haydn 1936
No Score Yet The Affairs of Cellini Duchess of Florence 1934
No Score Yet Bed of Roses Lorry Evans 1933
No Score Yet Bed Of Roses Actor 1933
No Score Yet After Tonight Carla/K-14 1933
No Score Yet Aggie Appleby Actor 1933
No Score Yet Lady with a Past Venice Muir 1932
No Score Yet What Price Hollywood? Mary Evans 1932
No Score Yet Sin Takes a Holiday Sylvia Brenner 1930
No Score Yet Common Clay Valerie West 1930
No Score Yet Son of the Gods Allana 1930
No Score Yet Married? Marcia Livingston 1926
No Score Yet The Goose Woman Hazel Woods 1925
No Score Yet The Goose Hangs High Lois Ingals 1925


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