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Bessie Barriscale – photos and quotes

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Bessie Barriscale

“I simply have to talk when I act.” – silent film star Bessie Barriscale (1884-1965).  In 1917, she was touted as the “noisiest actress in the ‘speechless drama.’”   She was born Elizabeth Mary Barriscale in New York City in 1884.   “I’ve been on the stage since I was five years old and I know that […]