~Bessie Barriscale~

Born: September 30, 1884 in Hoboken, NJ, USA
Died: June 30, 1965 in Kentfield, CA, USA
~Silent Filmography~
Bessie Barriscale was a star of the stage and silent screen in the early 20th century. She made her
debut as an ingenue on the stage. Originally from New York, she played on the stage in San
Francisco for a number of years before moving to Los Angeles with her husband, actor Howard
Hickman. Early in her career she acted in films like the "Rose of the Rancho," directed by Cecil B.
DeMille.

In 1918, Barriscale signed a contract with B.B. Features for 16 films, which made her one of the
highest-paid movie stars of the time, according to The Times, which christened her the "new
$1,000,000 star."

She retired from acting in the 1920s but made a return to the stage in 1928 with "Women Go on
Forever."

— Abby Sewell for the Los Angeles Times June 22, 2010
~Los Angeles Times, 2010~
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The Breaking Point (1921) .... Ruth Marshall
The Broken Gate (1920) .... Aurora Lane
Life's Twist (1920) .... Muriel Chester/Tina Pierce
The Notorious Mrs. Sands (1920) .... Mary Ware
A Woman Who Understood (1920) .... Madge Graham
The Luck of Geraldine Laird (1920) .... Geraldine Laird
Beckoning Roads (1919) .... Marquita Shay
Kitty Kelly, M.D. (1919) .... Dr. Kitty Kelly
Her Purchase Price (1919) .... Sheka
The Woman Michael Married (1919) .... Mira Sacky
Tangled Threads (1919) .... Margaret Wayne
Josselyn's Wife (1919) .... Ellen Latimer Josselyn
Hearts Asleep (1919) .... Nancy
A Trick of Fate (1919) .... Anna Gerard/Mary Lee
All of a Sudden Norma (1919) .... Norma Brisbane
Two-Gun Betty (1918) .... Betty Craig
The Heart of Rachael (1918) .... Rachael
The White Lie (1918) .... Dorothy Kingsley
Maid o' the Storm (1918) .... Ariel
Patriotism (1918) .... Robin Cameron
Rose o' Paradise (1918) .... Virginia Singleton
Blindfolded (1918) .... Peggy Muldoon
Within the Cup (1918) .... Thisbe Lorraine
The Cast-Off (1918) .... Pansy May
Madam Who (1918) .... Jeanne Beaufort
Those Who Pay (1917) .... Dorothy Warner
Wooden Shoes (1917) .... Pampy
Borrowed Plumage (1917) .... Nora
The Hater of Men (1917) .... Janice Salsbury
Bawbs o' the Blue Ridge (1917) .... Barbara 'Bawbs' Colby
The Snarl (1917) .... Helen Dean/Marion Dean
A Corner in Colleens (1916) .... Shamrock
Plain Jane (1916) .... Jane, 'The Orphint'
... aka The Hick (USA: reissue title (recut version))
Home (1916) .... Bessie Wheaton
The Payment (1916) .... Phyllis Page
The Sorrows of Love (1916) .... Beatrice
Not My Sister (1916) .... Grace Tyler
The Last Act (1916) .... Ethel Duprey
Bullets and Brown Eyes (1916) .... Countess Olga
Honor's Altar (1916) .... Winnie Mallory
The Green Swamp (1916) .... Margery Allison
The Painted Soul (1915) .... Irene Brock
... aka The Straight Road (USA: reissue title)
The Golden Claw (1915) .... Lillian Hillary
The Mating (1915) .... Doris Willard
The Reward (1915/I) .... Jane Wallace
The Cup of Life (1915) .... Helen Fiske
The Devil (1915) .... Isabella Zanden
... aka Satan's Pawn
Rose of the Rancho (1914) .... Juanita Castro
Ready Money (1914) .... Grace Tyler
The Making of Bobby Burnit (1914) .... Agnes Elliston
... aka Bobby Burnit (review title)
The Bells of Austi (1914)
Harp of Tara (1914)
Eileen of Erin (1913)
The Gambler's Pal (1913)