Beatrice Roberts

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Beatrice Roberts
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Roberts in Park Avenue Logger, 1937
Alice Beatrice Roberts

(1905-03-07)March 7, 1905
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
DiedJuly 24, 1970(1970-07-24) (aged 65)
Years active1933–1970

Alice Beatrice Roberts (March 7, 1905 – July 24, 1970) was an American film actress.[1]

Early years[edit]

Roberts was born on March 7, 1905 in New York City.[1] She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Colin M. Roberts, and she attended Winthrop High School.[2]

She entered several beauty pageants including the 1924 and 1925 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey (as Miss Manhattan, 1924, and Miss Greater New York, 1925). She won the "Most Beautiful Girl in Evening Gown" award each time.[1]

In 1916, Roberts was selected as the most beautiful girl at an annual Movie Ball contest in Boston.[3]


She went to Hollywood in 1933 and between then and 1946, she appeared in nearly 60 films, including Tall Timber (1937) and Love Takes Flight (also 1937), in which she starred opposite Bruce Cabot. Many of her roles were small and uncredited. Her most notable role was that of Queen Azura in Flash Gordon's Trip to Mars, a 1938 serial.[1]

Her last movie contract was with Universal, and her final appearances were in Criss-Cross and Family Honeymoon. Her acting career never becoming the success she had dreamed of, she left Hollywood in 1949.

Personal life[edit]

In the 1940s, Roberts married John Wesley Smith.


Roberts died in Plymouth, Massachusetts from pneumonia, aged 65.

Partial filmography[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Eder, Bruce. "Beatrice Roberts". The New York Times. Retrieved May 13, 2014.
  2. ^ Hardy, William N. (November 26, 1916). "Prize Beauty's Family Curse". The Boston Post. Massachusetts, Boston. p. 44. Retrieved May 18, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Boston "Movie Ball Queen" Tells of Her Trials and Tribulations". Boston Post. Massachusetts, Boston. April 7, 1918. p. 39. Retrieved May 18, 2018 – via open access publication – free to read

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