BeBe Daniels

Born: January 14, 1901 in Dallas, TX, USA
Died: March 16, 1971 in London, England, UK
~Elmer Fryer Portraits of
BeBe Daniels and husband Ben
Lyon~
~Elmer Fryer Portrait of BeBe Daniels~
~Eugene Robert Richee Portraits of BeBe Daniels~
~Silent Filmography~
~The Los Angeles Times, 2009~
Bebe Daniels was a silent screen comedic sensation, who seamlessly transitioned into talkies to become
one of the darlings of musical comedies of the 1930s.

Daniels' charisma, gorgeous singing voice and dramatic skill helped her move easily from silent films to
talkies, making her a musical and dramatic star, most notably in "Rio Rita" (1929), costarring John Boles;
Lloyd Bacon's "42nd Street" (1933); Roy Del Ruth's "The Maltese Falcon" (1931); the Irving Berlin vehicle
"Reaching for the Moon" (1931), costarring Douglas Fairbanks; and "Counsellor at Law" (1933),
costarring John Barrymore.

Some of Daniels' most memorable work was as Harold Lloyd's leading lady in the "Lonesome Luke" silent
shorts, where she honed her comedic skills and screenwriting in many two-reel films, preparing her for
success when Cecil B. DeMille chose to direct her in "Male and Female" (1919) and "Why Change Your
Wife?" (1920). From the 1910s through the 1960s she acted in more than 200 roles in film and television.

Daniels' personal and professional life were linked to Hollywood from the start. Her mother was a casting
director who introduced Daniels to the stage. Her second cousin was Lee De Forest, the "father of sound,"
one of the most important inventors of radio and sound technology. Even her personal mischief was
parodied on-screen in "The Speed Girl" (1921), based on Daniels' 10-day jail stint for unpaid speeding
tickets.

She married actor Ben Lyons, her costar in 1930's "Alias French Gertie." They had two children, Barbara
and Richard, who later costarred with their parents in a weekly British radio program and a television
series that ran 1955 to 1960 called, "Life With the Lyons."

— Los Angeles Times March 16, 1971; Jan. 15, 2009
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Take Me Home (1928) .... Peggy Lane
Hot News (1928) .... Pat Clancy
The Fifty-Fifty Girl (1928) .... Kathleen O'Hara
Feel My Pulse (1928) .... Barbara Manning
She's a Sheik (1927) .... Zaida
Swim Girl, Swim (1927) .... Alice Smith
Señorita (1927) .... Señorita Francesca Hernandez
A Kiss in a Taxi (1927) .... Ginette - Movie Still Code: 1041-X
Stranded in Paris (1926) .... Julie McFadden
The Campus Flirt (1926) .... Patricia Mansfield
... aka The College Flirt (UK)
Volcano (1926) .... Zabette de Chavalons
The Palm Beach Girl (1926) .... Emily Bennett
Miss Brewster's Millions (1926) .... Polly Brewster
The Splendid Crime (1925) .... Jenny
Lovers in Quarantine (1925) .... Diana
Wild, Wild Susan (1925) .... Susan Van Dusen
The Manicure Girl (1925) .... Maria Maretti
The Crowded Hour (1925) .... Peggy Laurence
Miss Bluebeard (1925) .... Colette Girard
Argentine Love (1924) .... Consuelo Garcia
Dangerous Money (1924) .... Adele Clark
Hello, 'Frisco (1924)
Sinners in Heaven (1924) .... Barbara Stockley
Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) .... Princess Henriette
Unguarded Women (1924) .... Breta Banning
Daring Youth (1924) .... Alita Allen
The Heritage of the Desert (1924) .... Mescal
His Children's Children (1923) .... Diane
The Exciters (1923) .... Ronnie Rand
The Glimpses of the Moon (1923) .... Susan Branch
The World's Applause (1923) .... Corinne d'Alys
Singed Wings (1922) .... Bonita della Guerda
Pink Gods (1922) .... Lorraine Temple
Nice People (1922) .... Theodora (Teddy) Gloucester
North of the Rio Grande (1922) .... Val Hannon
A Game Chicken (1922) .... Inez Hastings
Nancy from Nowhere (1922) .... Nancy
The Speed Girl (1921) .... Betty Lee
The Affairs of Anatol (1921) .... Satan Synne
... aka A Prodigal Knight (UK)
One Wild Week (1921) .... Pauline Hathaway
The March Hare (1921) .... Lisbeth Ann Palmer
Two Weeks with Pay (1921) .... Pansy O'Donnell/Marie La Tour
Ducks and Drakes (1921) .... Teddy Simpson
She Couldn't Help It (1920) .... Young Nance
Oh, Lady, Lady (1920) .... Mary Barber
The Fourteenth Man (1920) .... Marjory Seaton
... aka The 14th Man
... aka The Man from Blankley's
You Never Can Tell (1920) .... Rowena Patricia Jones
Sick Abed (1920) .... Nurse Durant
Why Change Your Wife? (1920) .... Sally Clark
The Dancin' Fool (1920) .... Junie Budd

Everywoman (1919) .... Vice
Captain Kidd's Kids (1919) .... The Girl
Male and Female (1919) .... The king's favorite
Bumping Into Broadway (1919) .... Actress
His Only Father (1919)
Pay Your Dues (1919)
Count the Votes (1919)
Soft Money (1919)
He Leads, Others Follow (1919)
The Rajah (1919)
Be My Wife (1919)
Don't Shove (1919) .... Bebe
Heap Big Chief (1919)
Chop Suey & Co. (1919)
Count Your Change (1919) .... Miss Flighty
A Jazzed Honeymoon (1919)
Never Touched Me (1919) .... Love Interest
At the Old Stage Door (1919)
Just Neighbors (1919) .... The Bride
Billy Blazes, Esq. (1919) .... Nell
Spring Fever (1919/I)
Off the Trolley (1919)
Swat the Crook (1919)
Pistols for Breakfast (1919)
The Marathon (1919)
Before Breakfast (1919/I)
Si, Senor (1919)
Ring Up the Curtain (1919) .... The Leading Lady
Crack Your Heels (1919)
Young Mr. Jazz (1919)
Just Dropped In (1919)
A Sammy in Siberia (1919)
Next Aisle Over (1919)
The Dutiful Dub (1919)
Look Out Below (1919) .... The Girl
I'm on My Way (1919)
On the Fire (1919)
... aka The Chef
Ask Father (1919) .... Switchboard operator
Going! Going! Gone! (1919) .... Miss Goulash
Love's Young Scream (1919)
Wanted - $5,000 (1919)
She Loves Me Not (1918)
Take a Chance (1918)
Hear 'Em Rave (1918)
Back to the Woods (1918/I) .... Jeanne, Belle o' the Woods
Nothing But Trouble (1918)
Why Pick on Me? (1918)
Swing Your Partners (1918)
Bees in His Bonnet (1918)
Two Scrambled (1918)
Bride and Gloom (1918) .... Bride
That's Him (1918)
Kicking the Germ Out of Germany (1918)
An Ozark Romance (1918)
Are Crooks Dishonest? (1918) .... Miss Goulash
Somewhere in Turkey (1918) .... A Girl in Danger
Sic 'Em, Towser (1918)
The City Slicker (1918) .... The Girl
Fireman Save My Child (1918)
Two-Gun Gussie (1918) .... The Girl
The Non-Stop Kid (1918) .... Miss Wiggle
Kicked Out (1918)
Hey There! (1918)
It's a Wild Life (1918)
Pipe the Whiskers (1918)
Follow the Crowd (1918)
On the Jump (1918/II)
Let's Go (1918)
Here Come the Girls (1918)
Look Pleasant, Please (1918)
A Gasoline Wedding (1918)
Beat It (1918)
Hit Him Again (1918)
Hello Teacher (1918)
The Lamb (1918)
The Tip (1918)
The Big Idea (1917)
Step Lively (1917)
Bashful (1917)
Move On (1917)
We Never Sleep (1917)
... aka Lonesome Luke in We Never Sleep (USA)
All Aboard (1917) .... The Girl
Clubs Are Trump (1917)
The Flirt (1917)
Love, Laughs and Lather (1917)
Rainbow Island (1917)
From Laramie to London (1917)
... aka Lonesome Luke from Laramie to London (USA)
Bliss (1917) .... The Girl
Birds of a Feather (1917)
By the Sad Sea Waves (1917)
Pinched (1917)
Lonesome Luke Loses Patients (1917)
Over the Fence (1917) .... Ginger's girl
Lonesome Luke's Wild Women (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Mechanic (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Messenger (1917)
Stop! Luke! Listen! (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Plumber (1917)
... aka Lonesome Luke's Plumbing Mishaps
... aka Luke's Plumbing Blunders
Lonesome Luke's Honeymoon (1917)
Lonesome Luke on Tin Can Alley (1917) .... Moll
Lonesome Luke's Lively Life (1917)
Luke Wins Ye Ladye Faire (1917)
Lonesome Luke, Lawyer (1917)
Luke's Trolley Troubles (1917)
Luke's Busy Day (1917)
Luke's Lost Liberty (1917)
Lonesome Luke's Lovely Rifle (1917)
Luke's Shattered Sleep (1916)
Luke Locates the Loot (1916)
... aka Luke Locates the Lute
Luke's Fireworks Fizzle (1916)
Luke, Rank Impersonator (1916)
Luke's Movie Muddle (1916)
... aka Director of the Cinema
... aka Luke's Model Movie
... aka The Cinema Director (USA: video title)
Luke's Newsie Knockout (1916)
Luke, Patient Provider (1916)
Luke, the Gladiator (1916)
Luke's Preparedness Preparations (1916)
Luke, the Chauffeur (1916)
Luke and the Bang-Tails (1916)
Luke's Speedy Club Life (1916) .... The Girl
Luke and the Mermaids (1916)
Luke Joins the Navy (1916)
Luke Does the Midway (1916)
Luke's Lost Lamb (1916)
Luke, Crystal Gazer (1916)
Luke Rides Roughshod (1916)
Luke's Washful Waiting (1916) .... The Girl
Luke's Society Mixup (1916)
Luke's Fatal Flivver (1916)
Luke Laughs Last (1916)
Luke's Late Lunchers (1916)
Luke and the Bomb Throwers (1916)
Them Was the Happy Days! (1916)
Luke's Double (1916)
Lonesome Luke, Circus King (1916)
The Flirt (1916/I)
Luke Pipes the Pippins (1916)
Luke and the Rural Roughnecks (1916)
Luke Foils the Villain (1916) .... Maizie Nut
Luke, the Candy Cut-Up (1916)
Lonesome Luke Lolls in Luxury (1916)
... aka Luke Rolls in Luxury
Luke Lugs Luggage (1916)
Lonesome Luke Leans to the Literary (1916)
... aka Luke Leans to the Literary
Lonesome Luke, Social Gangster (1915)
... aka Social Gangster
Peculiar Patients' Pranks (1915)
... aka Lonesome Luke, He's Almost an Ostrich (USA)
Ruses, Rhymes and Roughnecks (1915)
A Foozle at the Tee Party (1915)
Ragtime Snap Shots (1915)
Great While It Lasted (1915)
... aka Lonesome Luke Falls Into a Fortune and Out (USA)
Tinkering with Trouble (1915)
... aka Lonesome Luke Becomes a Janitor (USA)
Bughouse Bellhops (1915)
Giving Them Fits (1915) .... Co-Worker
... aka Lonesome Luke's New Occupants (USA)
Anne of the Golden Heart (1914)
The Savage (1913) .... Bit part
A Counterfeit Santa Claus (1911)
Justinian and Theodora (1910)
The Common Enemy (1910)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910) .... Dorothy Gale
... aka The Wizard of Oz (USA)
The Courtship of Miles Standish (1910)