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Bessie Learn (1888–1987)

Bessie Learn was born on August 30, 1888 in San Diego, California, USA. She was an actress and writer, known for Bread on the Waters (1913), Her Grandmother's Wedding Dress (1914) and The Ploughshare (1915). She was married to Art Robbins and J. Roy Prosser. She died on February 5, 1987 in Burbank, California. See full bio »

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Known For

Bread on the Waters
Bread on the Waters Mary Wilson - the Daughter
The Ploughshare
The Ploughshare Jenny Strong
Through Turbulent Waters
Through Turbulent Waters Jane Dinsmore


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 1919 The Lost Battalion
The Burglar's Girl Next Door
 1915 The Girl of the Gypsy Camp (Short)
Joy Romano
 1915 The Hand of the Law (Short)
Betty Hazelton
 1915/II The Lone Game (Short)
Grace Proctor
 1915 Roses of Memory (Short)
Bessie Townsend
 1915 The Ploughshare
Jenny Strong
 1915 When Conscience Sleeps (Short)
Mrs. Robert Selwyn
 1915 The Call of the City (Short)
Bessie Graham
 1915 Across the Great Divide (Short)
Mary - the Operator's Sweetheart
 1915 A Sprig of Shamrock (Short)
Eileen Ryan Murray
 1915 The Bedouin's Sacrifice (Short)
 1915 Through Turbulent Waters
Jane Dinsmore
 1915 McQuade of the Traffic Squad (Short)
Nora Leary
 1915 According to Their Lights (Short)
Meg - a Mountain Girl
 1915 Sally Castleton, Southerner (Short)
Genie - Sally's Sister
 1915 An Innocent Thief (Short)
 1915 Her Proper Place (Short)
May Reynolds
 1915 Poisoned by Jealousy (Short)
 1915 A Woman's Revenge (Short)
Bessie Aumes
 1915 An Unpaid Ransom (Short)
 1915 In the Shadow of Death (Short)
 1915 The Family Bible (Short)
Alice Gerson - Henry's Daughter
 1915 That Heavenly Cook (Short)
Gladys Rich - the Wife
 1915 The Experiment (Short)
Grace Foster
 1915 Their Happy Little Home (Short)
Mrs. Sidney Worth
 1915 In the Plumber's Grip (Short)
Gertie Flynn
 1914 The Hand of Horror (Short)
Margaret Clark - the Daughter
 1914 The Vanishing of Olive (Short)
Yit Sing - the Chinese Man's Daughter
 1914 The Temple of Moloch (Short)
 1914 A Question of Identity (Short)
 1914 The Pines of Lorey
The French Princess
 1914 Shorty (Short)
Ethel Arnold
 1914 Faint Heart Ne'er Won Fair Lady (Short)
Nellie Bailey
 1914 The Ever-Gallant Marquis (Short)
 1914 The Adventure of the Counterfeit Money (Short)
The Shopper
 1914 Her Grandmother's Wedding Dress (Short)
June Talbot
 1914 The Unopened Letter (Short)
Kate Dwyer
 1914 The Resurrection of Caleb Worth (Short)
Winifred Worth - Caleb's Daughter
 1914 With the Eyes of Love (Short)
 1914 His Grandchild (Short)
Marjorie Allison
 1914 The Story of the Willow Pattern (Short)
Li Chi
 1914 The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies
Muriel Armstrong [Ch. 5]
 1913 The Upward Way (Short)
 1913/II The Actress (Short)
Enid Moore
 1913 The Girl in the House-Boat (Short)
Mary Franklin
 1913 A Cause for Thankfulness (Short)
 1913 The Phantom Signal (Short)
The Railroad President's Daughter
 1913/II The Doctor's Duty (Short)
The Nurse
 1913 Twice Rescued (Short)
Betty Gray
 1913 Why Girls Leave Home (Short)
The Minister's Daughter
 1913 The Island of Perversity (Short)
Stella Dale
 1913 Slander's Tongue (Short)
Sue Grant
 1913 A Mutual Understanding (Short)
Miss Langdon - John's Sweetheart - Henry's Sister
 1913 The Substitute Stenographer (Short)
The Stenographer
 1913 The Meadow Lark (Short)
Mamie Meers
 1913 On the Broad Stairway (Short)
Alice Osborn - the Prospective Bride
 1913 In the Old Dutch Times (Short)
Hans - The Tender of Geese
 1913 Scenes of Other Days (Short)
Their Daughter
 1913 Circumstances Make Heroes (Short)
Mary Wilkins
 1913 John Manley's Awakening (Short)
Ethel - Manley's Protegé
 1913 An Accidental Alibi (Short)
Jessie Barnes
 1913 Aunty and the Girls (Short)
3rd Niece (unconfirmed)
 1913 His Undesirable Relatives (Short)
Mrs. Witherspoon
 1913 Old Jim (Short)
Amy Pearson - the Daughter
 1913 Bread on the Waters (Short)
Mary Wilson - the Daughter
 1913 Superstitious Joe (Short)
Joe's Sweetheart
 1913/II Confidence (Short)
The President of the Bank's Daughter
 1913 Barry's Breaking In (Short)
Bennett's Daughter
 1913 Over the Back Fence (Short)
Nell - Matilda's Niece
 1913 The Dancer (Short)
 1913 The Maid of Honor (Short)
Grace Pendleton
 1913 An Unsullied Shield (Short)
 1913 How They Got the Vote (Short)
The Suffragette's Daughter
 1912 His Mother's Hope (Short)
The Cashier / Jack's Wife
 1912 The Winking Parson (Short)
The Parson's Maid
 1912 The Totville Eye (Short)
 1912 A Queen for a Day (Short)
The Missionary's Daughter
 1912 Romance of the Rails (Short)
Alice - the Squatter's Niece
 1912 For Professional Services (Short)
The Maid
 1912/II The Girl from the Country (Short)
Nellie - the Girl from the Country
 1912 Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (Short)
Mary West - the Model
 1912 A Dangerous Lesson (Short)
 1912 When She Was About Sixteen (Short)
 1912 Revenge Is Sweet (Short)
One of the Office Girls
 1912 Madame de Mode (Short)
Madge Everett
 1912 The Father (Short)
Henry's Daughter
 1912 Apple Pies (Short)
3rd Pie Maker
 1912 Kitty's Holdup (Short)
Flo - Kitty's 2nd Sister
 1912 The Angel and the Stranded Troupe (Short)
The Ingenue
 1912 Martin Chuzzlewit (Short)
Mary - the Ward
 1912 Very Much Engaged (Short)
Reuben's Choice
 1912 Every Rose Has Its Stem (Short)
The Flower Girl
 1912 Charlie's Reform (Short)
Charlie's Sweetheart
 1912 The Mine on the Yukon (Short)
Dorothy Black
 1912 A Funeral That Flashed in the Pan (Short)
Hogboom's Sweetheart
 1912 Curing the Office Boy (Short)
A Stenographer
 1912 Von Weber's Last Waltz (Short)
The Girl
 1912 For the Cause of the South (Short)
Aunt Helen's Niece
 1912 The Little Organist (Short)
Helen - the Little Organist
 1912 Lead, Kindly Light (Short)
Nellie Gray
 1911 Santa Claus and the Clubman (Short)
The Clubman's Fiancée
Show Show Writer (1 credit)

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American silent screen comedienne, on stage from the age of eight. Appeared as an ingénue in short films for the Edison company, 1910-1915.

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