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Beverly Roberts

Vintage 8x10 Photograph

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Beverly Louise Roberts (May 19, 1914 – July 13, 2009), American film and stage actress of the 1930s, as well as a singer and painter. She worked as business executive in the entertainment industry through the 1970s, vintage, 8 x 10 photograph.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was first spotted by a Warner Bros. talent scout while singing in a nightclub in 1935. Having performed as a stage actress prior to that, she was signed to a contract with Warner Brothers, starring in her first film in 1936, titled 'The Singing Kid,' in which she appeared opposite Al Jolson. That same year she starred opposite Humphrey Bogart in 'Two Against the World.' In 1937, she starred in 'God's Country and the Woman,' Warners' first Technicolor film, in which she starred opposite George Brent.

From 1937 to 1939 she starred in sixteen films. In Hollywood she was a friend of Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Pat O'Brien and George Jessel. She and Errol Flynn signed up to Warner Bros. on exactly the same day, but she reportedly quit films after losing key parts to other actresses including Bette Davis and Olivia de Havilland. By 1940 she had returned to singing and stage acting. In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she was showcased in numerous radio and television appearances. 

The vintage photograph, printed on a gloss stock, is in good condition with some wear to its surface, edges and corners including 3 hole punches to its left hand margin. Its verso bears original hand written ID in blue pen and light mounting trace, else blank and clean.

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