Bessie Love (September 10, 1898 – April 26, 1986) was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. With a small frame and delicate features, she played innocent young girls, flappers, and wholesome leading ladies. Her role in The Broadway Melody earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Bessie Love (1898-1986) - Oscar-nominated actress and playright. Born Juanita Horton, she was given her screen name by D.W. Griffith. Acted in her first film in 1916 ("Aquitted") and her last in 1983 ("The Hunger"). Performed the first "Charleston" dance on-screen in 1925.