Thursday, May 20, 2010
Silent Film Star: Betty Bronson
Betty Bronson became an instant success in the year following her performance of Peter Pan. She had a major role in the 1925 silent film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. In 1926 she performed in, A Kiss for Cinderella, a beautifully made film. Her first sound film was in The Singing Fool (1928). She also performed in the follow up film called Sonny Boy in 1929. She was the leading lady opposite Jack Benny in the 1930 romantic drama The Medicine Man. She did not perform in films again until 1937 in Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge, starring Gene Autry.
She resumed acting in the 1960s performing in episode television roles and feature films. Her last film role was an uncredited part in the 1971 television biopic Evel Knievel.