Alma Bennett

Alma Bennett (born Alma Long; April 9, 1904[1] – September 16, 1958) was an American film actress of the silent era. She appeared in more than 60 films between 1919 and 1931.

Alma Bennett
ALMA BENNETT From Stars of the Photoplay.jpg
Publicity photo of Bennett from Stars of the Photoplay (1924)
Born
Alma Long

(1904-04-09)April 9, 1904
DiedSeptember 16, 1958(1958-09-16) (aged 54)
Resting placeChapel of the Pines Crematory
OccupationActress
Years active1919–1931
Spouse(s)
Frederick Clayton Bennett
(m. 1924; div. 1928)
[citation needed]
Harry Spingler
(m. 1929; died 1953)
(m. 1954)
[citation needed]

Early yearsEdit

Alma Bennett was born Alma Long on April 9, 1904 in Seattle. She was educated in San Francisco.[2]

CareerEdit

Bennett made her film debut in the 1919 short His Friend's Trip, followed by His Master's Voice, and The Right to Happiness, which starred Dorothy Phillips and William Stowell.

Bennett specialized in westerns and vamp roles. She appeared in films such as The Face on the Bar-Room Floor (1923), The Dawn of a Tomorrow (1924), A Fool and His Money (1925), starring Madge Bellamy, The Lost World (1925), and the Colleen Moore film Orchids and Ermine (1927).

Bennett's final screen appearance was in the 1931 short The Great Pie Mystery.

Personal life and deathEdit

In the mid-1920s, Bennett was married to Fred Bennett, who was brother of her mother's husband, Charles Bennett.[3] On August 16, 1929, Bennett married her manager, Harry Spingler, in Los Angeles.[4]

Bennett died on September 16, 1958, in Los Angeles, California.[5] She is interred at Chapel of the Pines Crematory in Los Angeles.

Partial filmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ California Death Index, 1940–1997. Sacramento, CA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
  2. ^ Matheson, Sue (December 15, 2019). The John Ford Encyclopedia. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9781538103821 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Divorce untangles Bennetts". Los Angeles Times. November 20, 1925. p. 27. Retrieved December 9, 2021.
  4. ^ "Alma Bennett Weds Her Manager". The New York Times. August 17, 1929. p. 17. Retrieved December 9, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Katchmer, George A. (2015). A Biographical Dictionary of Silent Film Western Actors and Actresses. McFarland. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-4766-0905-8. Retrieved December 9, 2021.

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