Madge Bellamy (1899–1990)

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Madge was born as Margaret Philpott in Texas. She got her start in theater working with a stock company in Denver. Put under a personal contract by a Broadway producer, Madge got her big break when she replaced Helen Hayes in the Broadway play "Dear Brutus". Her success as a stage actress led to her being signed by Fox Pictures. After appearing in... See full bio »

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 1945 Northwest Trail
Mrs. Yeager
 1936 Crack-Up
Secretary (uncredited)
 1936 Under Your Spell
Miss Stafford
 1936 Champagne Charlie
Woman in Cab (uncredited)
 1935 Metropolitan
Woman in Negligee (uncredited)
 1935 The Daring Young Man
 1935 The Great Hotel Murder
 1934 Charlie Chan in London
Mrs. Fothergill
 1933 Gigolettes of Paris
Suzanne Ricord
 1933 Gordon of Ghost City
Mary Gray
 1933 Riot Squad
Lil Daley
 1932 White Zombie
Madeline Short Parker
 1929 Tonight at Twelve
Jane Eldridge
 1929 Fugitives
Alice Carroll
 1928 Mother Knows Best
Sally Quail
 1928 The Play Girl
Madge Norton
 1928 Soft Living
Nancy Woods
 1927 Life in Hollywood No. 7 (Short)
 1927 Silk Legs
Ruth Stevens
 1927 Very Confidential
Madge Murphy
 1927 Colleen
Sheila Kelly
 1927 The Telephone Girl
Kitty O'Brien
 1927 Ankles Preferred
 1926 Bertha, the Sewing Machine Girl
Bertha Sloan
 1926 Summer Bachelors
Derry Thomas
 1926 Black Paradise
Sylvia Douglas
 1926 Sandy
Sandy McNeil
 1926 The Dixie Merchant
Aida Fippany
 1925 The Golden Strain
Dixie Denniston
 1925 Lazybones
 1925 Thunder Mountain
 1925 Havoc
Tessie Dunton
 1925 Lightnin'
Millie Davis
 1925 The Man in Blue
Teresa 'Tita' Sartori
 1925 Wings of Youth
Madelyne Manners / Angela Du Bois
 1925 The Reckless Sex
Mary Hamilton
 1925 The Parasite
Joan Laird
 1925 The Dancers
 1925 A Fool and His Money
Countess von Pless
 1924 On the Stroke of Three
Mary Jordan
 1924 Secrets of the Night
Anne Maynard
 1924 The Iron Horse
Miriam Marsh
 1924 The Fire Patrol
Molly Thatcher
 1924 Love and Glory
 1924 His Forgotten Wife
 1924 Love's Whirlpool
Nadine Milton
 1924 The White Sin
Hattie Lou Harkness
 1924 Do It Now
 1924 No More Women
Peggy Van Dyke
 1923 Soul of the Beast
Ruth Lorrimore
 1923 Are You a Failure?
Phyllis Thorpe
 1923 Garrison's Finish
Sue Desha
 1922 The Hottentot
Peggy Fairfax
 1922 Lorna Doone
Lorna Doone
 1921 Hail the Woman
Nan Higgins
 1921 The Call of the North
Virginia Albret
 1921 Love Never Dies
Tilly Whaley
 1921 Blind Hearts
Julia Larson
 1921 Passing Through
Mary Spivins
 1921 The Cup of Life
 1920 The Riddle: Woman
Marie Meyer
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Bellamy, Madge (autobiography). A Darling of the Twenties. New York: Vestal Press, 1989. ISBN 0911572759 .

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[at age 87] I've avoided all my life the romantic stuff which novels and movies are about. Never went in for that mush. Of course, I've missed what most people would call the ultimate human experience. But then, I've remained my own person, which at my age is a very satisfying state.


Profiled in "Speaking of Silents: First Ladies of the Screen" by William Drew, 1997. See more »

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