Betty Blythe

Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter
1893 - 04/7/1972

Betty Blythe, born Elizabeth Blythe Slaughter, began her acting career in vaudeville and small stage parts. She visited Seattle twice, once in her vaudeville persona of "the Princess Peacock" in 1914 and then as Slander and Illiterate in the play "Experience" in 1916. Blythe moved to a career in film in 1918. Her big breakout role came in 1921 when she starred in "The Queen of Sheba." Blythe starred in over 60 silent films and 50 talkies in her career. As an accomplished leading lady, Blythe returned to Broadway late in her career.

Cultural Identity: 
"Betty Blythe, Who Starred in Silent Films, Dead on Coast." New York Times (1923-Current file): 71. Apr 09 1972. ProQuest. Web. 16 Mar. 2015 Flom, Eric L. Silent Film on the Stages of Seattle: A History of Performances by Hollywood Notables. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009. Print.