Betty Francisco ~ The Perfect Blonde

Betty Franciso was a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl who had a profitable movie profession earlier than hand over being a housewife

She was born Elizabeth Barton on September 26, 1900, in Little Rock, Arkansas. When she was a baby she started appearing in joint-stock firms. Betty and her youthful sister Evelyn Francisco carried out in vaudeville as “The Dancing Franciscos.” She labored as an artists’ mannequin and starred within the Ziegfeld Follies for 2 years. In 1920 she made her movie debut in A Broadway Cowboy. She had supporting roles in lots of films, together with Flaming Youth, Throughout The Continent, and Playing Wives. Betty rapidly discovered herself typecast as “the opposite lady.” She was chosen to be a WAMPAS child star in 1923. That very same 12 months she was named “America’s Most Good Blonde.”

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With Margaret Francis and Evelyn Francis

Betty, alongside along with her sister Evelyn, grew to become considered one of Mack Sennett’s well-known bathing beauties. She continued to land small roles in films like The Gingham Woman and Broadway Daddies. On December 16, 1930, she married Fred Spradling, a New York stockbroker. She determined to go away Hollywood and grow to be a full-time housewife. Her final movie was the 1934 comedy Romance In Rain. She and her husband lived on a ranch in Corona, California. They by no means had youngsters. On November 25, 1950, she died of a coronary heart assault. She was solely fifty years previous. Betty was buried at Forest Garden Memorial Park in Glendale, California.

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