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Betty Bronson (1906–1971)

Betty Bronson's discovery reads like a Hollywood dream. As a New Jersey teenage bit-player, she was rocketed from obscurity when she was chosen to play the part of Peter Pan in 1924's Peter Pan (1924). She was hand-selected by author J.M. Barrie and beat several Hollywood superstars to the part, most notably Gloria Swanson and Mary Pickford. ... See full bio »

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Everybody's Acting Doris Poole
A Kiss for Cinderella Cinderella (Jane)
Peter Pan Peter Pan


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 1971 Evel Knievel
Sorority House Mother (uncredited)
 1968 Blackbeard's Ghost
Old Lady
 1965 Run for Your Life (TV Series)
Alma Sloan
- Never Pick Up a Stranger (1965) ... Alma Sloan
 1964 The Naked Kiss
Miss Josephine
 1964 Grindl (TV Series)
Mrs. Clapper
- Grindl and the Boodle (1964) ... Mrs. Clapper
 1960-1963 My Three Sons (TV Series)
Ruthie Thompson / Mrs. Butler
- Total Recall (1963) ... Ruthie Thompson
- Lonesome George (1960) ... Mrs. Butler
 1962 Who's Got the Action?
Mrs. Boatwright (uncredited)
 1962 Dr. Kildare (TV Series)
Wilma McHenry
- Hastings' Farewell (1962) ... Wilma McHenry
 1961 Pocketful of Miracles
Mayor's Wife (uncredited)
 1956 Lux Video Theatre (TV Series)
Member of the Jury
- The Night of January Sixteenth (1956) ... Member of the Jury
 1937 Yodelin' Kid from Pine Ridge
Milly Baynum
 1932 The Midnight Patrol
Ellen Gray
 1931 Lover Come Back
Vivan Marsh
 1930 The Medicine Man
Mamie Goltz
 1929 The Locked Door
Helen Reagan
 1929 One Stolen Night
 1929/I Sonny Boy
Aunt Winifred Canfield
 1929 The Bellamy Trial
 1928 Companionate Marriage
Sally Williams
 1928 The Singing Fool
 1927 Brass Knuckles
June Curry
 1927 Open Range
Lucy Blake
 1927 Ritzy
Ritzy Brown
 1927 Paradise for Two
Sally Lane
 1926 Everybody's Acting
Doris Poole
 1926 Paradise
 1926 The Cat's Pajamas
Sally Winton
 1925 A Kiss for Cinderella
Cinderella (Jane)
 1925 The Golden Princess
Betty Kent
 1925 Not So Long Ago
Betty Dover
 1925 Are Parents People?
Lita Hazlitt
 1924 Peter Pan
Peter Pan
 1923 The Eternal City
Page (uncredited)
 1923 Twenty-One (uncredited)
 1923 His Children's Children
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 The Go-Getter
Minor Role (uncredited)
 1923 Java Head
Janet Ammidon
 1922 Anna Ascends
Bit Part (uncredited)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
Show Show Archive footage (3 credits)

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Stage and television actress.

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Bronson had a son with Ludwig Lauerhass, born in 1935. The boy was Ludwig "Luddy" Lauerhass Jr., a lecturer in history emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles. He obtained a PhD from UCLA in 1972. See more »

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