Bessie Love
Date of Birth
Sep 10, 1898
Birth Place:
Midland, TX


Love was born Juanita Horton. While still a Los Angeles high school student she began appearing in films in 1915. She was given her screen name by filmmaker D.W. Griffith. In 1916 she began appearing in lead roles opposite several major stars, and made a big impression as the Bride of Cana in Intolerance. Her subsequent career was a roller-coaster; each time she appeared to have broken through as...