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Billie Dove (1903–1997)

In her silent heyday, this ravishing and highly photogenic star, known for her voluptuous femininity on the silent screen, rivaled that of Mary Pickford, Marion Davies and Clara Bow in popularity. She retired after only a few years into the talking picture era, however, and is not as well-remembered in today's film circles as the aforementioned. ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Black Pirate Princess Isobel
At the Stage Door Mary Mathews
The American Beauty Millicent Howard
The Painted Angel Mamie Hudler / Rodeo West


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 1962 Diamond Head
Undetermined Secondary Role (scenes deleted)
 1932 Blondie of the Follies
Lottie Callahan aka Lurline Cavanaugh
 1932 Cock of the Air
Lilli de Rosseau
 1931 The Age for Love
Jean Hurd
 1930 The Lady Who Dared
Margaret Townsend
 1930 One Night at Susie's
Mary Martin
 1930 Sweethearts and Wives
Femme de Chambre
 1930 A Notorious Affair
Patricia Hanley
 1930 The Other Tomorrow
Edith Larrison
 1929 The Painted Angel
Mamie Hudler / Rodeo West
 1929 Her Private Life
Lady Helen Haden
 1929 The Man and the Moment
Joan Winslow
 1929 Careers
Hélène Gromaire
 1928/I Adoration
Ptrincess Elena Orlova
 1928 Night Watch
Yvonne Corlaix
 1928 Yellow Lily
Judith Peredy
 1928 The Heart of a Follies Girl
Teddy O'Day
 1927 The Love Mart
Antoinette Frobelle
 1927 The American Beauty
Millicent Howard
 1927 The Stolen Bride
Sari, Countess Thurzo
 1927 The Tender Hour
Marcia Kane
 1927 Sensation Seekers
Luena 'Egypt' Hagen
 1927 An Affair of the Follies
 1926 Kid Boots
Eleanor Belmore
 1926 The Marriage Clause
Sylvia Jordan
 1926 The Lone Wolf Returns
Marcia Mayfair
 1926 The Black Pirate
Princess Isobel (as Miss Billie Dove)
 1925 The Ancient Highway
Antoinette St. Ives
 1925 The Fighting Heart
Doris Anderson
 1925 The Lucky Horseshoe
Eleanor Hunt
 1925 Wild Horse Mesa
Sue Melberne
 1925 The Light of Western Stars
Madeline Hammond
 1925 The Air Mail
Alice Rendon
 1924 Folly of Vanity
Alice (modern sequence)
 1924 The Roughneck
Felicity Arden
 1924 Wanderer of the Wasteland
Ruth Virey
 1924 Yankee Madness
 1924 Try and Get It
Rhoda Perrin
 1924 On Time
Helen Hendon
 1923 The Thrill Chaser
Olala Ussan
 1923 The Lone Star Ranger
Helen Longstreth
 1923 Soft Boiled
The Girl
 1923 Madness of Youth
Nanette Banning
 1923 All the Brothers Were Valiant
Priscilla Holt
 1922 One Week of Love
Bathing Party Guest (uncredited)
 1922 Youth to Youth
Eve Allinson
 1922 Beyond the Rainbow
Marion Taylor (as Lillian 'Billie' Dove)
 1922 Polly of the Follies
Alysia Potter
 1921 At the Stage Door
Mary Mathews
 1921 Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford
Dorothy Wells
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared in a special promotional trailer, as herself, for The Lady Who Dared (1930)). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 14 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Lillian Bohny | Lillian 'Billie' Dove | Miss Billie Dove


5' 6" (1.68 m)


John Robert Miller  (divorced) | See more »

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Personal Quote:

When you're up there on that film, you are that person completely all the time. You think the way that person thinks, you do what that person does and you're not acting. You're actually living it.


She was once engaged to Howard Hughes. Her daughter claims Hughes paid her first husband $35,000 to divorce her. Her three-year relationship with Hughes ended when Dove broke it off, never giving a reason why. Later she stated that Hughes was the only man she ever really loved. See more »


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