Beatrice Van

Beatrice Van (born Beatrice Abbott) was an American silent film actress. She was also a screenwriter for both silent and sound films.

Beatrice Van
Born
Beatrice Abbott

(1890-08-08)August 8, 1890
DiedJuly 4, 1983(1983-07-04) (aged 92)
OccupationActor, screenwriter
Spouse(s)James Gruen

Biography

Beatrice was born to Joseph and Beatrice Abbott in Omaha, Nebraska; she had an older sister, Genevieve. She grew up in Nebraska and Oklahoma, where she was educated in a convent.[1] Beatrice's first marriage was to Cornelius Vander-Pluym; they had one child together, Kreigh Vander-Pluym, in 1912. The pair eventually divorced in 1915.[2]

She was a leading woman at Universal for a time in the 1910s, and later worked as a scenarist for FBO.[3] Beatrice married writer-actor James Gruen in 1927,[4] and later, an Australian national, Charles Collman.

Filmography

Actress

  • The Saint and the Singer (1914)
  • One of the Finest (1914)
  • Such a Villain (1914)
  • The Hills of Silence (1914)
  • The Awakening (1914/I)
  • Lost by a Hair (1914)
  • The Barnstormers (1914)
  • This Is the Life (1914/III)
  • Helping Mother (1914)
  • Her Bounty (1914) as Bessie Clay
  • Her Life's Story (1914) as The Wife
  • The Senator's Lady (1914)
  • The Vagabond (1914)
  • Traffic in Babies (1914)
  • Lights and Shadows (1914)
  • The Heart of a Magdalene (1914)
  • The Magic Mirror (1915)
  • Changed Lives (1915)
  • The Black Box (1915) as Ashleigh's daughter
  • The Nightmare of a Movie Fan (1915)
  • The Soul of the Vase (1915) as Wife
  • A Woman Scorned (1915)
  • Detective Blinn (1915)
  • The Great Ruby Mystery (1915)
  • The Mighty Hold (1915)
  • The Girl from His Town (1915) as Duchess of Breakwater
  • Love and Labor (1915)
  • What's in a Name? (1915)
  • Uncle Heck, by Heck! (1915)
  • A Bully Affair (1915/I)
  • When His Dough Was Cake (1915)
  • A Friend in Need (1915)
  • Mixed Males (1915)
  • The End of the Road (1915)
  • Almost a Widow (1915)
  • The Wraith of Haddon Towers (1916)
  • The Hills of Glory (1916)
  • The First Quarrel (1916)
  • Inherited Passions (1916)
  • The Pearl of Paradise (1916) as Denise, his fiancĂ©e
  • Told at Twilight (1917) as The Mother
  • Hands Up! (1917) as Elinor Craig
  • Who Was the Other Man? (1917) as Wanda Bartell
  • Flirting with Death (1917)
  • A Devil with the Wimmin (1917)
  • My Unmarried Wife (1918)
  • Painted Lips (1918) as Mrs. Silver
  • There Goes the Bride (1918)
  • Good Night, Paul (1918) as Rose Hartley
  • The Tiger Lily (1919) as Dorothy Van Rensselaer
  • The Dangerous Talent (1920) as Mildred Shedd

Writer


References

  1. Hoffman, Esther (October 10, 1914). "A Cold Plunge Put Beatrice Into the Light of Filmdom". The Richmond Item. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  2. "Better Bread-Winner". The Los Angeles Times. May 13, 1915. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  3. Jungmeyer, Jack (December 6, 1923). "Beatrice Writes About Fights, But Has Never Witnessed a Knockout". The Evening Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  4. "Couple Depart on Belated Honeymoon". The Los Angeles Times. September 26, 1927. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
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