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Occupation
  
Actress

Children
  
Ludwig Lauerhass Jr.

Role
  
Television actress


Name
  
Betty Bronson

Years active
  
1922–1971

Ex-spouse
  
Ludwig Lauerhass

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Full Name
  
Elizabeth Ada Bronson

Born
  
November 17, 1906 (
1906-11-17
)
Trenton, New Jersey

Died
  
October 19, 1971, Pasadena, California, United States

Parents
  
Frank Bronson, Nellie Smith Bronson

Movies
  
Peter Pan, Ben‑Hur, A Kiss for Cinderella, The Singing Fool, The Medicine Man

Similar People
  
Herbert Brenon, Fred Niblo, Marshall Neilan, George Fitzmaurice, Clarence G Badger

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Betty Bronson (November 17, 1906 – October 19, 1971) was an American television and film actress who began her career during the silent film era.

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Film career

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Elizabeth Ada Bronson was born in Trenton, New Jersey, to Frank and Nellie Smith Bronson. She began her film career at the age of sixteen with a bit part in Anna Ascends. At seventeen, she was interviewed by J. M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. Although the role had been sought by such established actresses as Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford, Barrie personally chose Bronson to play the lead in the film adaptation of his work, which was released in 1924. She appeared alongside actresses Mary Brian (Wendy Darling) and Esther Ralston (Mrs. Darling), both of whom remained lifelong friends.

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Bronson had a major role in the 1925 silent film adaptation of Ben-Hur. In 1925, she starred in another Barrie story, A Kiss for Cinderella, an artfully made film that failed at the box office. She made a successful transition into sound films with The Singing Fool (1928), co-starring Al Jolson. She appeared in the sequel, Sonny Boy, with Davey Lee in 1929. She was the leading lady opposite Jack Benny in the romantic drama The Medicine Man (1930).

Bronson continued acting until 1933 when she married Ludwig Lauerhass, with whom she had one child, Ludwig Lauerhass, Jr. She did not appear in films again until Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge (1937) starring Gene Autry. In the 1960s, she appeared in episodic television and feature films. Her last role was an uncredited part in the television biopic Evel Knievel (1971).

Bronson, the Media and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr

Bronson was reclusive with the press, but received attention after being seen with Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. He had his first boyhood crush on her, as he remembered in his autobiography, The Salad Days:

"Another important picture had just started. It was Peter Pan, directed by a clever caricature of a wildly temperamental movie director, Herbert Brenon. After exhaustive tests, Betty Bronson, a pretty and gifted girl in her middle teens, was given this famous role... I fell for Betty! It was my first intensely juvenile, deep-sighs-and-bad-sonnets love. It was not fully requited. She only flirted with me. My rival was a fellow in his twenties, a newspaperman who was to become one of New York's most respected theater critics, Richard Watts, Jr. ...In any event, I was so smitten with Betty, I could think of little else, except when I could call on her, even though her overprotective mother was always just in the next room."

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It is known that Bronson kept all Fairbanks' letters and spoke of him fondly until her death.

Death

On October 19, 1971, Bronson died after a protracted illness in Pasadena, California, and was interred at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.


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Filmography

Actress
-
The Human Mill
1971
The Strange Monster of Strawberry Cove (TV Movie) as
Woman at Parents Meeting (uncredited)
1971
Evel Knievel as
Sorority House Mother (uncredited)
1968
Blackbeard's Ghost as
Old Lady
1965
Run for Your Life (TV Series) as
Alma Sloan
- Never Pick Up a Stranger (1965) - Alma Sloan
1964
The Naked Kiss as
Miss Josephine
1964
Grindl (TV Series) as
Mrs. Clapper
- Grindl and the Boodle (1964) - Mrs. Clapper
1964
Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre (TV Series) as
Miss Hardenburgh
- The Seven Little Foys (1964) - Miss Hardenburgh
1960
My Three Sons (TV Series) as
Ruthie Thompson / Mrs. Butler
- Total Recall (1963) - Ruthie Thompson
- Lonesome George (1960) - Mrs. Butler
1962
Who's Got the Action? as
Mrs. Boatwright (uncredited)
1962
Dr. Kildare (TV Series) as
Wilma McHenry
- Hastings' Farewell (1962) - Wilma McHenry
1962
Shannon (TV Series) as
Mrs. Hoxy
- Bonds of Friendship (1962) - Mrs. Hoxy
1961
Pocketful of Miracles as
Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
1956
Lux Video Theatre (TV Series) as
Member of the Jury
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) - Member of the Jury
1937
Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge as
Milly Baynum
1932
The Midnight Patrol as
Ellen Gray
1931
Lover Come Back as
Vivan Marsh
1930
The Medicine Man as
Mamie Goltz
1929
The Locked Door as
Helen Reagan
1929
A Modern Sappho
1929
One Stolen Night as
Jeanne
1929
Sonny Boy as
Aunt Winifred Canfield
1929
The Bellamy Trial as
Newspaper Reporter
1928
Companionate Marriage as
Sally Williams
1928
The Singing Fool as
Grace
1927
Brass Knuckles as
June Curry
1927
Open Range as
Lucy Blake
1927
Ritzy as
Ritzy Brown
1927
Paradise for Two as
Sally Lane
1926
Everybody's Acting as
Doris Poole
1926
Paradise as
Chrissie
1926
The Cat's Pajamas as
Sally Winton
1925
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ as
Mary
1925
A Kiss for Cinderella as
Cinderella (Jane)
1925
The Golden Princess as
Betty Kent
1925
Not So Long Ago as
Betty Dover
1925
Are Parents People? as
Lita Hazlitt
1924
Peter Pan as
Peter Pan
1923
The Eternal City as
Page (uncredited)
1923
Twenty-One (uncredited)
1923
His Children's Children as
Minor Role (uncredited)
1923
The Go-Getter as
Minor Role (uncredited)
1923
Java Head as
Janet Ammidon
1922
Anna Ascends as
Bit Part (uncredited)
Self
1971
The Merv Griffin Show (TV Series) as
Self
- A Special Salute to the Silent Screen with guests Richard Arlen, Buddy Rogers, Jackie Coogan, Babe London, Chester Conklin, Ken Maynard, Neil Hamilton and many other silent screen stars. (1971) - Self
1927
A Trip Through the Paramount Studio (Documentary short) as
Self
Archive Footage
2023
Compression (TV Series documentary)
- Compression Ben-Hur: a Tale of the Christ de Fred Niblo (2023)
2008
American Masters (TV Series documentary) as
Grace
- You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story - Part 1 (2008) - Grace
1937
Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 1 (Documentary short) as
Self
1937
Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 11 (Documentary short) as
Self
1931
The House That Shadows Built (Documentary)

References

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