Victory Bateman

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Victory Bateman
Cinderella's Twin (1920) - Bateman & Dana.jpg
Bateman with Viola Dana in Cinderella's Twin (1920)
Born Victory Creese
(1865-04-06)April 6, 1865
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died March 2, 1926(1926-03-02) (aged 60)
Los Angeles, California
Occupation Film actress
Spouse(s) Wilfred Clarke
Harry Mestayer(1900-05)
George Cleveland(m. 1910)[1]

Victory Bateman (April 6, 1865, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - March 2, 1926, Los Angeles) was an American silent film actress. Her father, Thomas Creese, and her mother, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Creese, were both actors. On stage, Ms. Bateman appeared in the 1900 tour of "The Man From Mexico" and in the 1919 tour of "Seven Days' Leave".

She was born nine days before Abraham Lincoln was assassinated but was named Victory because of the North's eventual win over the Confederate South finishing the Civil War. In the early 1890s she became embroiled in the divorce proceedings of actors Aubrey Boucicault and Amy Busby. Though later exonerated from all involvement in the case Bateman was forced to resign from an all-woman's group called The Professional Woman's League.[2] At one time she was married to Wilfred Clarke, a son of John Sleeper Clarke. They were separated for many years at the time of the Boucicault trial.[3] She was also married, in later years, to Harry Mestayer and to George Cleveland. Cleveland was young enough to be her son. She and her last two husbands were eventually involved in the silent film industry.

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... aka The Flag of Mothers (USA: copyright title)

Margie (played by Florence Lawrence, far right) is loved by both Rob (Owen Moore, on the left) and Orin (Gladden James, right) in this publicity still from the 1912 Victor production "After All." Margie's widowed mother (played by Victory Bateman) stands on the stoop.

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