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Bessie Love (1898-1986) was an American motion picture actress who achieved prominence mainly in the silent films and early talkies. With a small frame and delicate features, she played innocent young girls, flappers, and wholesome leading ladies. Love is credited with being the first person to dance the Charleston on film, popularizing it in the United States. Her technique was documented in instructional guides. by 1932, her American film career was in decline. She moved to England in 193
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Bessie Love (1898-1986) - Oscar-nominated actress and playright. Born Juanita Horton, she was given her screen name by D.W. Griffith. Acted in her first film in 1916 ("Aquitted") and her last in 1983 ("The Hunger"). Performed the first "Charleston" dance on-screen in 1925.