Belle Bennett
Date of Birth
Apr 22, 1891
Birth Place:
Milcoon Rapids, MN


Screen stardom came late to this distinguished stage actress, who essayed two highly divergent but equally effective mother roles during the late silent era: Jean Hersholt's cheated-on wife, contemplating suicide from the roof of her building in D.W. Griffith's The Battle of the Sexes (1928) (Bennett's contemplation is equally dizzying for the audience), and that of Stella Dallas (1925). The...