Bess Meredyth

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Helen Elizabeth MacGlashen

Birthplace: Buffalo, NY, USA
Death: Died in Los Angeles, CA, USA
Immediate Family:

Ex-wife of Michael Curtiz; Wilfred Lucas and Burton Leslie
Mother of John Meredyth Lucas

Occupation: Film actress, Film writer
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About Bess Meredyth

She was a film writer and silent film actress. The wife of the Casablanca director Michael Curtiz, Meredyth wrote The Affairs of Cellini (1934) and adapted The Unsuspected (1947). She was one of the 36 founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her son, John Meredyth Lucas, wrote for television.

Selected filmography

   * The Unsuspected (1947)
   * The Mark of Zorro (1940)
   * Charlie Chan at the Opera (1936)
   * The Mighty Barnum (1934)
   * The Affairs of Cellini (1934)
   * Laughing Sinners (1931)
   * The Sea Bat (1930)
   * Romance (1930)
   * A Woman of Affairs (1928) - nominated for Academy Award
   * The Scarlet Lady (1928)
   * A Slave of Fashion (1925)
   * The Red Lily (1924)
   * Thy Name Is Woman (1924)
   * Rose o' the Sea (1922)
   * The Woman He Married (1922)
   * That Devil, Bateese (1918)
   * Pay Me! (1917)
   * The Wedding Guest (1916)
   * Stronger Than Death (1915)
   * The Fascination of the Fleur de Lis (1915)
   * The Trey o' Hearts (1914)
   * The Forbidden Room (1914)
   * A Sailor's Heart (1912)



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