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Constance Bennett (I) (1904–1965)


Independent, outspoken Constance Bennett, the first of the Bennett sisters to enter films, appeared in New York-produced silents before a chance meeting with Samuel Goldwyn led to her Hollywood debut in Cytherea (1924). She abandoned a burgeoning career in silents for marriage to Philip Plant in 1925; after they divorced, she achieved stardom in ... See full bio »

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 1966 Madame X
Estelle
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Maggie Grant
- The Man Behind the Man (1964) ... Maggie Grant
 1961 The Ann Sothern Show (TV Series)
Guinevere Fleming
- Always April (1961) ... Guinevere Fleming
 1952-1956 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series)
- Senora Isobel (1952)
 1954 It Should Happen to You
Guest Panelist
 1954 The Philip Morris Playhouse (TV Series)
- Kitty Doone (1954)
 1953 Suspense (TV Series)
- Mr. Nobody (1953)
 1953 Broadway Television Theatre (TV Series)
Lily
- Twentieth Century (1953) ... Lily
 1951 Somerset Maugham TV Theatre (TV Series)
- Home and Beauty (1951)
 1951 Faith Baldwin Romance Theatre (TV Series)
- Love Letters (1951)
 1951 Cameo Theatre (TV Series)
- Avalanche (1951)
 1951 As Young as You Feel
Lucille McKinley
 1948 Angel on the Amazon
Dr. Karen Lawrence
 1948 Smart Woman
Paula Rogers
 1947 The Unsuspected
Jane Moynihan
 1946 Centennial Summer
Zenia Lascalles
 1942 Wild Bill Hickok Rides
Belle Andrews
 1941 Two-Faced Woman
Griselda Vaughn
 1941 Law of the Tropics
Joan Madison
 1940 Escape to Glory
Christine Blaine
 1939 Tail Spin
Gerry Lester
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Constance Bennett
 1936 Ladies in Love
Yoli Haydn
 1936 Everything Is Thunder
Anna von Stucknadel
 1934 Outcast Lady
Iris
 1934 The Affairs of Cellini
Duchess of Florence
 1934 Moulin Rouge
Helen Hall / Raquel
 1933 After Tonight
Carla Vanirska, aka K-14 and Karen Schöntag
 1933 Our Betters
Lady Pearl Grayston
 1932 Two Against the World
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton
 1932 Lady with a Past
Venice Muir
 1931 Bought!
Stephanie Dale
 1931 Born to Love
Doris Kendall
 1930 Sin Takes a Holiday
Sylvia Brenner
 1930 Three Faces East
Frances Hawtree / Z-1
 1930 Son of the Gods
Allana
 1929 This Thing Called Love
Ann Marvin
 1929 Rich People
Connie Hayden
 1926 Married?
Marcia Livingston
 1925 The Pinch Hitter
Abby Nettleton
 1925 Wandering Fires
Guerda Anthony
 1925 The Goose Woman
Hazel Woods
 1925 My Wife and I
Aileen Alton
 1925 My Son
Betty Smith
 1925 Code of the West
Georgie May
 1925 The Goose Hangs High
Lois Ingals
 1924 Into the Net
Madge Clayton, his sister
 1924 Cytherea
Annette Sherman
 1922 What's Wrong with the Women?
Elise Bascom
 1922 Evidence
Edith
 1922 Reckless Youth
Chorus Girl
 1916 The Valley of Decision
Unborn soul
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Other Works:

She acted in Robert E. Lee and Jerome Lawrence play, "Auntie Mame," first at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio and closed at the Erlanger Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Eve Arden, Benay Venuta, Brooks West, Dorothy Blackburn, David Lewis, Florence McMichael, Manning Ross, Elizabeth Talbot-Martin, Ray Fulmer, Jacqueline ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 23 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on Marilyn Monroe] There's a broad with her future behind her. See more »

Trivia:

She was a very active member of the Hollywood Democratic Committee and donated her time and money to many liberal causes (such as the creation of the United Nations) and political candidates (including Franklin D. Roosevelt, Henry Wallace, Adlai Stevenson, and John F. Kennedy) for most of her adult life. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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