Bettymae Crane
Beverly Crane
born: 11 April 1917
Salt Lake City, Utah,
United States of America
Bettymae died: 15 April 1983
Conyers, Georgia, United States of America (age 66)
Beverly died: 09 December 2006
Columbus, Ohio, United States of America (age 89)
Identical twin sisters, born in  Utah who went on to gain small fame as the 'talking titles' at the beginning of some Hal Roach-produced shorts of the 1930-31 period.  They were each paid $15 per film introduction - a concept which was quickly abandoned soon after it was experimented.

The Crane sisters did provide the talking titles for "Their First Mistake" (November 1930).  This Laurel & Hardy feature was unreleased and subsequentley re-edited and released as "Pardon Us" in 1931 without The Crane Sisters.  Other credits include: "El Alma de la Fiesta" (3-31) - Charley Chase (Spanish version of "Thundering Tenors").

In the films, Bettymae (correct spelling) is seen on the right of the screen, and Beverly is on the left.
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography.

12


1930
Girl Shock
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Doctor's Orders
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Dollar Dizzy
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Teacher's Pet
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Bigger And Better
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Looser Than Loose
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
School's Out
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
Another Fine Mess
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1930
High C's
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
Blood And Thunder
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
Love Business
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1931
Love Fever
Talking titles
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

Acknowledgements:
Brad Farrell and Richard Finegan (special thanks for providing valuable information)

This page was last updated on: 21 July 2016