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  • historicalzg - 1Reply
    Another thing... for some reason at some point the Beatrice Roberts pics appear to have been renamed "Beatrice Roberts (Beatrice Forbes-Robertson)" but I have no idea why. They are not the same person. If you have them as that they should be corrected.
  • historicalzg - 1Reply
    Added info, lots more photos and a question to this Beatrice Roberts album.

    IMDB indicates she also used the name Bernice Roberts. If that is correct then she would have performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931. However... are Beatrice and Bernice really the same person?

    I added a photo (Hesser, I think) of Beatrice Roberts with blonde hair (wig) and the only pics I have of Bernice Roberts. They look like the same person to me but ...

    Ideas, opinions, wild guesses anyone?

    Thanks,
    jane

ACJohnston... and Beatrice Roberts    Jan 21, '11 3:53 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld

and

ACJohnston... and Edith Day, Beatrice Roberts    Jan 28, '11 1:35 AM
by Vlad for group historicalziegfeld

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Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beatrice_Roberts
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0730849/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
IBDB as Bernice Roberts maybe: http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=383846

Beatrice Roberts
aka Bernice Roberts (maybe) per IMDB (NOTE: IF IMDB is correct and Beatrice Roberts also used the name Bernice Roberts, then she would have performed in the Ziegfeld Follies of 1931.)

Date of Birth: 7 March 1905, Manhattan, New York City, New York
Date of Death: 24 July 1970, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Spouse(s):
Robert L. Ripley (1919-1926; divorced)
John Wesley Smith (1940s-?; his death?)
"She was a mistress to MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer in 1935 and 1936, while under contract to his company."

Miss Manhattan in the 1924 Miss America Pageant.
Miss Greater New York in the 1925 Miss America Pageant.
Winner of "The Most Beautiful Girl in Evening Dress" award at both the 1924 and 1925 Miss America Pageants in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Was the longtime girlfriend of MGM studio chief Louis B. Mayer

From Press Photo backs:

RUMOR DECLARES HER "MISS AMERICA 1925"

Miss Beatrice Roberts representing New York at the National Beauty Pageant at Atlantic City, who rumor declares is the "Miss America of 1925." Miss Roberts was runner up to Miss Ruth Malcomson of Philadelphia last year's Miss America." 3/11/25 (published September 14, 1925)

MISS NEW YORK

Miss Beatrice Roberts, "Miss New York," who represented the Greater City in the National Beauty Pageant at Atlantic City last week, was awarded the middle cup in the photo for being the most beautiful girl in an evening gown. The cup on the left was won for the best appearance in the Roller Chair Parade, while the one on the right for being the most beautiful girl in the New York-New England division. The flowers are from the Philadelphia Boosters Club. These honors will make amends for losing the Miss America title. Miss Roberts was Miss Manhattan in 1924. September 13, 1924 (misdated, published September 17, 1925)

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