Friday, July 28, 2017

Born Today July 28: Tula Belle


Silent actress Tula Belle was born Borgny Erna Bull Høegh in Kristiania, Norway (now part of Olso) on the day. Her first film appearnace was in the short drama Mercy On A Crutch in 1915.  She did not work past the 1910's, save for her last film and the only one that she appeared in during the 1920's.  That film was Old Dad (1920), a joint Chaplin/Mayer production.  She then retired from the film business.  She stayed in California, however, and died in Newport Beach on the 13th of October at the age of 86.  There is no information available as to burial.  

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