Betty Balfour

as Betty Cinders in the movie La petite bonne du palace

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Also known as Britain's Queen of Happiness
Was born at 27 March 1903 in London, England, UK . Died at 4 November 1977, Weybridge, Surrey, England, UK
There is some small facts about Betty Balfour:
  • Her professional partnership with 'George Pearson (I)' ended when she rejected his offer of marriage.
  • Was often considered as "the English 'Mary Pickford' "
  • A great mimic she started in British Music Hall
  • Made her stage debut in 1914 at the Court Theatre becoming one of C. B. Cochran's stars.
  • Light comedy star, on stage at the Wood Green Empire from the age of eleven. Best known on screen as 'Squibs' in a series for Gaumont/Welsh-Pearson. Like Chaplin, she was prone to mix comedy with pathos.
  • In addition to being the most important internationally recognised British star of the silent screen, she also made a reputation in German and French films between 1927 and 1929.
  • Attempted suicide after a failed comeback in 1952 and then spent the last 20 years of her life in virtual seclusion.
  • She is buried at Weybridge Cemetery.
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There is the list of movies, where Betty Balfour was taked part:
1 La petite bonne du palace movie La petite bonne du palace 1927 as Betty Cinders
2 The Vagabond Queen movie The Vagabond Queen 1929 as Sally/Princess Zonia
3 29 Acacia Avenue movie 29 Acacia Avenue 1945 as Mrs. Robinson
4 A Little Bit of Fluff movie A Little Bit of Fluff 1928 as Mamie Scott
5 Blinkeyes movie Blinkeyes 1926 as Blinkeyes
6 Brown on Resolution movie Brown on Resolution 1935 as Elizabeth Brown
7 Champagne movie Champagne 1928 as The Girl
8 Champagner movie Champagner 1929 as Jenny
9 Cinders movie Cinders 1926 as Cinders
10 Croquette movie Croquette 1928 as Croquette
11 Die Regimentstochter movie Die Regimentstochter 1929 as Marie - Regiments Daughter
12 Die sieben Töchter der Frau Gyurkovics movie Die sieben Töchter der Frau Gyurkovics 1926 as Mizzi
13 Eliza Comes to Stay movie Eliza Comes to Stay 1936 as Eliza Vandan
14 Evergreen movie Evergreen 1934 as Maudie
15 Le diable au coeur movie Le diable au coeur 1928 as Ludivine Bucaille - une fille étrange
16 Love, Life and Laughter movie Love, Life and Laughter 1923 as Tip-Toes
17 Mary-Find-the-Gold movie Mary-Find-the-Gold 1921 as Mary Smith
18 Monte Carlo movie Monte Carlo 1925 as Betty Oliver
19 Mord Emly movie Mord Emly 1922 as Maud Emily
20 My Old Dutch movie My Old Dutch 1934 as Lil
21 Nothing Else Matters movie Nothing Else Matters 1920 as Sally
22 Paradise movie Paradise 1928 as Kitty Cranston
23 Raise the Roof movie Raise the Roof 1930 as Maisie Grey
24 Réveille movie Réveille 1924 as Mick
25 Satans Sister movie Satans Sister 1925 as Jude Tyler
26 Somebodys Darling movie Somebodys Darling 1925 as Joan Meredith
27 Squibs movie Squibs 1921 as Squibs Hopkins
28 Squibs movie Squibs 1935 as Amelia "Squibs" Hopkins
29 Squibs M.P. movie Squibs M.P. 1923 as Squibs Hopkins
30 Squibs Wins the Calcutta Sweep movie Squibs Wins the Calcutta Sweep 1922 as Squibs Hopkins
31 Squibs Honeymoon movie Squibs Honeymoon 1923 as Squibs Hopkins
32 The Nipper movie The Nipper 1930 as The Nipper
33 The Sea Urchin movie The Sea Urchin 1926 as Fay Wynchbeck
34 Wee MacGregors Sweetheart movie Wee MacGregors Sweetheart 1922 as Christine
35 Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood movie Cinema Europe: The Other Hollywood 1995 as Squibs Hopkins
There is the list of some articles of Betty Balfour:
  • "Classic Images" (USA), June 1984, Iss. 108, pg. 29-30, 50, by: Garth Pedler, "Betty Balfour in 'The Vagabond Queen' (1929)"
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