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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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Known For

Topper Marion Kerby
(1937)
Bed of Roses Lorry Evans
(1933)
The Unsuspected Jane Moynihan
(1947)
(1932)

Filmography

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 1966 Madame X
Estelle
 1964 The Reporter (TV Series)
Maggie Grant
- The Man Behind the Badge (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 Panel
 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 Betty Crocker Star Matinee (TV Series)
- Eastward in Eden (1951)
 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
 1945 Paris Underground
Kitty de Mornay
 1942 Madame Spy
Joan Bannister
 1942 Sin Town
Kye Allen
 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
 1938 Topper Takes a Trip
Marion Kerby
 1938 Service de Luxe
Helen Murphy
 1938 Merrily We Live
Jerry Kilbourne
 1937 Screen Snapshots Series 16, No. 12 (Documentary short)
Constance Bennett
 1937 Topper
Marion Kerby
 1936 Ladies in Love
Yoli Haydn
 1936 Everything Is Thunder
Anna von Stucknadel
 1935 After Office Hours
Sharon Norwood
 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 Bed of Roses
Lorry Evans
 1933 Our Betters
Lady Pearl Grayston
 1932 Rockabye
Judy Carroll
 1932 Two Against the World
Miss Adele 'Dell' Hamilton
 1932 What Price Hollywood?
Mary Evans
 1932 Lady with a Past
Venice Muir
 1931 Bought!
Stephanie Dale
 1931 The Common Law
Valerie West
 1931 Born to Love
Doris Kendall
 1931 The Easiest Way
Laura Murdock
 1930 Sin Takes a Holiday
Sylvia Brenner
 1930 Common Clay
Ellen Neal
 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 Sally, Irene and Mary
Sally
 1925 Wandering Fires
Guerda Anthony
 1925 The Goose Woman
Hazel Woods
 1925 My Wife and I
Aileen Alton
 1925 My Son
Betty Smith
 1925 The Goose Hangs High
Lois Ingals
 1925 Code of the West
Georgie May
 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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Personal Details

Other Works:

She acted in Ruth Gordon's play, "Over Twenty-One," at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts with Edmon Ryan in the cast. 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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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[Asked how she maintained her youthful appearance and enormous drive.] If there's a secret to it, it's working like a beaver to be happy. What I mean is I've always been interested in everything I did, or else I wouldn't do it. When you're that interested in anything, you're happy. See more »

Trivia:

Her 1931 contract with Warner Brothers, $300,000 for 2 films, made her the highest-paid film player up to that time and reportedly inspired tax legislation aimed at the film industry. See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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