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Overview (3)

Born in Milaca, Minnesota, USA
Died in Los Angeles, California, USA  (cancer)
Birth NameAra Belle Bennett

Mini Bio (1)

Belle Bennett was born on April 22, 1891 in Milaca, Minnesota, USA as Ara Belle Bennett. She was an actress, known for Flesh and Spirit (1922), The Iron Mask (1929) and Courage (1930). She was married to Fred Windemere, Jack Geller and Howard Ralph Macy. She died on November 4, 1932 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Spouse (3)

Fred Windemere (1924 - 4 November 1932) ( her death)
Jack Geller (1917 - ?) ( divorced)
Howard Ralph Macy (1908 - ?) ( divorced) ( 1 child)

Trivia (11)

Screen, stage, and vaudeville actress.
Two sons: Ted (born c. 1908) and Bill (deceased prior to 1930).
Before landing a movie contract with the Triangle Motion Picture Company in 1916, she performed in her parent's (William and Hazel Bennett) circus. She first appeared under the big top at the age of 13 as a trapeze artist.
A star on stage and screen, she is probably best remembered for playing mothers on film. One reviewer said of her portrayal of Stella Dallas (1925), "A memorable performance in the history of the films".
Tended to look much older than she actually was, resulting in her being often cast as mothers.
Acted in comedies for Mutual and Triangle during the 1910s, joining producer Al Christie around 1920. From the mid-'20s appeared increasingly in feature films.
Educated at the Sacred Heart Convent, Minneapolis.
Cousin of Jessie Matthews.
Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Made westerns for the Triangle Company in Culver City from 1916.
Was born in Minnesota, though early studio publicity claimed her as being Irish.

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