Bessie Learn

Bessie Learn

1888 - 1987

The actress Bessie Learn lost her mother at an early age and her father brought up his three daughters alone. 

Bessie Learn already appeared on stage at the age of eight in the play "Hearts Are Trumps". 
She became established at the theater and took part in numerous plays, among them "The Little Princess", "Home Folks", "Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Polly of the Circus".

When she was signed by the Edison company in 1911 she was able to launch an impressive film career and she appeared in many short movies of the 10s.

To her first movies belong "Santa Claus and the Clubman" (11), "For the Cause of the South" (12), "The Mine on the Yukon" (12), "The Father" (12), "A Dangerous Lesson" (12) and "A Queen for a Day" (12).

She already belonged to the most popular movie stars in 1913 but her film career only lasted few more years because her husband she got married in 1913 was not happy that his wife was working as an actress.

But before she retired from the film business she took part in a huge number of other movies like "The Maid of Honor" (13), "Confidence" (13), "Old Jim" (13), "Slander's Tongue" (13), "The Phantom Signal" (13), "With the Eyes of Love" (14), "Shorty" (14), "The Temple of Moloch" (14), "An Unpaid Ransom" (15), "An Innocent Thief" (15), "A Spring of Shamrock" (15) and "The Lone Game" (15).

In 1914 she was not only appearing as an actress but was also responsible as writer and director for the production "Her Grandmother's Wedding Dress" (14).

Bessie Learn died in 1987 at the old age of 98 years.

Other movies with Bessie Learn:
Lead, Kindly Light (12) The Little Organist (12) Von Weber's Last Waltz (12) Curing the Office Boy (12) A Funeral That Flashed in the Pan (12) Charlie's Reform (12) Every Rose Has Its Stem (12) Very Much Engaged (12) Martin Chuzzlewit (12) Kitty's Holdup (12) Apple Pies (12) Madame de Mode (12) Revenge Is Sweet (12) When She Was About Sixteen (12) Believe Me, If All Those Endearing Young Charms (12) The Girl from the Country (12) For Professional Services (12) Romance of the Rails (12) The Totville Eye (12) The Winking Parson (12) His Mother's Hope (12) How They Got the Vote (13) An Unsullied Shield (12) The Dancer (13) Over the Back Fence (13) Barry's Breaking In (13) Superstitious Joe (13) Bread on the Waters (13) His Undesirable Relatives (13) Aunty and the Girls (13) An Accidental Alibi (13) John Manley's Awakening (13) Circumstances Make Heroes (13) In the Old Dutch Times (13) On the Broad Stairway (13) A Mutal Understanding (13) The Island of Perversity (13) Why Girls Leave Home (13) Twice Rescued (13) The Doctor's Duty (13) A Cause for Thankfulness (13) The Girl in the House-Boat (13) The Actress (13) The Hand of Horror (14) The Active Life of Dolly of the Dailies (14) The Story of the Willow Pattern (149 His Grandchild (14) The Resurrection of Caleb Worth (14) The Unopened Letter (14) Her Grandmother's Wedding Dress (14) The Mystery of the Fadeless Tints (14) The Pines of Lorey (14) A Question of Identity (14) The Girl of the Gypsy Camp (15) Olive's Greatest Opportunity (15) That Heavenly Cook (15) The Family Bible (15) A Woman's Revenge (15) Poisoned by Jealousy (15) Her Proper Place (15) Sally Castleton, Southerner (15) According to Their Lights (15) McQuade of the Traffic Squad (15) Through Turbulent Waters (15) The Bedouin's Sacrifice (15) Across the Great Divide (15) The Call of the City (15) When Conscience Sleeps (15) The Ploughshare (15) Roses of Memory (15) The Hand of the Law (15)