Bess Meredyth

Movie Actress

Birthday February 12, 1890

Birth Sign Aquarius

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Jul 13, 1969 (79)

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Actress and screenwriter who stood at 5'2" but had towering success in Hollywood, appearing in The Mark of Zorro in 1940.

Before Fame

She began her career as an extra in silent films and eventually received larger roles.


She was brought in to replace a cast member in the classic film Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ.

Family Life

She was the third wife of Casablanca director Michael Curtiz

Associated With

She wrote the screenplay for the film Don Juan, which starred Emmanuelle Beart.