Betty Balfour Poster

Trivia (8)

Her professional partnership with George Pearson ended when she rejected his offer of marriage.

Was often considered as "the English Mary Pickford"

A great mimic she started in British Music Hall

Made her stage debut in 1914 at the Court Theatre becoming one of C. B. Cochran's stars.

Light comedy star, on stage at the Wood Green Empire from the age of eleven. Best known on screen as 'Squibs' in a series for Gaumont/Welsh-Pearson. Like Chaplin, she was prone to mix comedy with pathos.

In addition to being the most important internationally recognised British star of the silent screen, she also made a reputation in German and French films between 1927 and 1929.

Attempted suicide after a failed comeback in 1952 and then spent the last 20 years of her life in virtual seclusion.

She is buried at Weybridge Cemetery.