Billie Dove

Billie Dove

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Billie Dove (May 14, 1903 - December 31, 1997) was an American actress.She was born as Bertha Bohny in New York City to Charles and Bertha Bohny who were Swiss immigrants. As a teen, she worked as a model to help support her family and was hired at the age of 15 by Florenz Ziegfeld to appear in his Ziegfeld Follies Revue. She legally changed her name to Lillian Bohny in the early 1920s. and migrated to Hollywood, where she began appearing in silent films. She soon became one of the most popular actresses of the 1920s, appearing in Douglas Fairbanks' smash hit Technicolor film The Black Pirate (1926), as Rodeo West in The Painted Angel (1929), and was dubbed The American Beauty (1927), the title of one of her films.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 209g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136754584
  • 9786136754581