Billie Dove Overview:

Actress, Billie Dove, was born Lillian Bohny on May 14, 1903 in New York City, NY. Dove died at the age of 94 on Dec 31, 1997 in Woodland Hills, CA .



She was honored with one star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the category of Motion Pictures.

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Warner Archive: Marion Davies and Sparkle in Blondie of the Follies (1932)

By KC on May 31, 2016 From Classic Movies

The stories former Ziegfeld girl Marion Davies told screenwriter Frances Marion about her time hoofing on the stage form the basis of the lively and often touching backstage film Blondie of the Follies (1932). The work of that sharp duo was further enhanced as scribe Anita Loos was hired to punch up... Read full article

Warner Archive: in The Man and the Moment (1929)

By KC on May 9, 2016 From Classic Movies

One of the most remarkable stories of film preservation is the recovery of a lost film. What a miracle it is that a piece of celluloid long thought lost is suddenly found, restored and made available to anyone who wishes to see it. That is the story of The Man and the Moment (1929), a an... Read full article

New from Warner Archive: and Marion Davies in Early Talkies

By KC on Oct 16, 2014 From Classic Movies

I've been enjoying checking out a few of the early talkie rarities recently released by Warner Archives. Last week I wrote about Bette Davis' breakout role in The Man Who Played God (1932). While that film helped launch an actress at the beginning of a legendary career, One Night at Susie's (1930) a... Read full article

: The American Beauty

By Art on May 14, 2011 From Classic Cinema Gold

“When you’re up there on that film, you are that person completely all the time. You think the way that person thinks, you do what that person does and you’re not acting. You’re actually living it.” - was born Lillian Bohny on May 14, 1903 in ... Read full article

Silent Film Star: .

By Dawn on Apr 7, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Silent Film Star: (1903–1997). Was, known for her femininity on the silent screen, rivaled that of Mary Pickford, Marion Davies and Clara Bow in popularity. She retired after only a few years into the talking picture era. Please click here to view Page's myloveofoldhollywood.blogsp... Read full article

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Billie Dove Quotes:

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Paul Gherardi: Imagine my trying to hold you, with pity...
Lady Patricia Hanley Gherardi: ...when love was all that was necessary.

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Billie Dove Facts
She claimed she retired not because of disappointment in her career, but because she wanted to become a mother.

Was a favorite of singer Billie Holiday, who changed her first name from Eleanora to Billie after her idol.

Her first husband, Irvin Willat, was the director of her second film.

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