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~Betty Francisco~

Born: September 26, 1900 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
Died: November 25, 1950 (age 50) in El Cerrito, California, USA
~Filmography~
Romance in the Rain (1934) ... Julia
Whom the Gods Destroy (1934) ... The Sun Rises Lead Actress (uncredited)
Broadway Bad (1933) ... Showgirl (uncredited)
Mystery Ranch (1932) ,,, Appetite Mae
Stowaway (1932) ... Madge
Good Sport (1931) ... Laura
Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) ... Sybil Conway
Dangerous Daze (Short) (1931)
The Widow from Chicago (1930) ... Helen
Lotus Lady (1930) ... Claire Winton
Madam Satan (1930) ... Little Rolls Riding Hood (uncredited)
Street of Chance (1930) ... Mrs. Mastick

Smiling Irish Eyes (1929) ... Frankie West
Broadway (1929) ... Mazie
Thin Twins (Short) (1929)
The Spirit of Youth (1929) ... Claire Ewing
Phipps (Short) (1928) ... Lady Fanny
Broadway Daddies (1928) ... Agnes Forrest
Queen of the Chorus (1928) ... Flossie de Vere
You Can't Beat the Law (1928) ... Bessie
The Gay Retreat (1927) ... Betty Burnett
A Boy of the Streets (1927) ... Mary Callahan
The Gingham Girl (1927) ... Mazie Le Lewer
Too Many Crooks (1927) ... Frisco Flora
Long Pants (1927) ... Harry's Finish
Uneasy Payments (1927) ... Marie Valentia
Man Bait (1927) ... Betty Gerber
The Lily (1926) ... Mrs. Arnaud Jr
Don Juan's 3 Nights (1926) ... Madame de Courcy
Irene (1926) ... Cordelia Smith (uncredited)
The Phantom of the Forest (1926) ... Helen Taylor
Seven Keys to Baldpate (1925) ... Myra Thornhill
Faint Perfume (1925) ... Pearl Crumb
Fifth Avenue Models (1925) ... Rosie Guffy
Private Affairs (1925) ... Irma Stacy
Wasted Lives (1925) ... Grace Gardner
Jimmie's Millions (1925) ... Susan Jane Montague
Fair Play (1925) .... Rita Thane
On Probation (1924) ... Dolores Coleman
The Wife of the Centaur (1924)
East of Broadway (1924) ... Diana Morgan
Big Timber (1924) ... Poppy Ordway
How to Educate a Wife (1924) ... Betty Breese
Gambling Wives (1924) ... Sylvia Baldwin
The Old Fool (1923) ... Mary Manners
The Darling of New York (1923) ... Frances
A Noise in Newboro (1923) ... Leila Wayne
Maytime (1923) ... Ermintrude
Flaming Youth (1923) ... Connie Fentriss
Ashes of Vengeance (1923) ... Margot de Vancoire
The Love Piker (1923) ... Edith Cloney
Double Dealing (1923) ... Stella Fern
Crinoline and Romance (1923) ... Kitty Biddle
Screen Snapshots, Series 3, No. 25 (Documentary short) (1923) ... Herself
Poor Men's Wives (1923) ... Claribel
Glad Rags (Short) (1922)
Her Night of Nights (1922) ... Myone Madrigal
Across the Continent (1922) ... Lorraine Tyler
A Guilty Conscience (1921) ... Emily Thurstan
Riding with Death (1921) ... Anita Calhoun
Greater Than Love (1921) ... Helen Wellington
Straight from Paris (1921) ... Doris Charming
Sic-Em (1920) ... Barbara Hamilton
Midsummer Madness (1920) ... Mary Miller
The Furnace (1920) ... Patricia Brent
A Broadway Cowboy (1920) ... Betty Jordan
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~Biography~
Blonde American silent screen actress Betty Francisco (born Elizabeth Bartman) had appeared in two
seasons with the Follies when she made her screen debut opposite William Desmond in "The Broadway
Cowboy" (1920). It was a co-starring role but it didn't make Francisco a star; for that, frankly, her talent
was far too limited and she was far better cast in "other woman" roles opposite major female stars such
as Norma Talmadge or Barbara La Marr. Francisco was voted a 1923 WAMPAS Baby Star by the
Hollywood publicists but the title did less for her than such contemporaries as Eleanor Boardman and
Laura La Plante. She did her share of leads, of course, but mainly in what can only very generously be
termed B-movies. Although she survived the changeover to sound, Francisco's name dropped to near the
bottom of the cast lists in films such as "Broadway Bad" (1933), a terrible backstage melodrama which
the New York Times deemed an accurate description only if read backwards. A sister, the equally
beautiful Evelyn Francisco, appeared in Cecil B. DeMille's "The Godless Girl" (1929) and a few other films.

Biography by Hans J. Wollstein, AllMovie.com
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