Beth Darlington
born: 19 March 1904
Kansas City, Missouri,
United States of America
died: 06 January 1951
Val Verde, Texas,
United States of America
(coronary occlusion, age 46)
American Actress who had a brief film career in the early 1920s. At the time of her death she was known as Helen Clarke.
A December 1921 article in Motion Picture Magazine lists Beth's address as 2633 Romeo Street (Los Angeles, Calif.), which is the address given for Helen Hixson (also spelled "Hixon") and her mother Mae in several Los Angeles city directories from 1921 to 1926 — the last two even list Helen's profession as "actor" (1925) and "actress" (1926), as does Helen's 1926 marriage certificate to Terence Edmonde Clarke (1898-1972). The 1921 Motion Picture Magazine article also gives Beth's age as seventeen, which corresponds nicely with Helen's.
Real name: Helen Hixson
Height: 5'1½"
Films listed on this page: complete Hal Roach filmography;
plus 1 film with Stan Laurel.

20


1922
Full O' Pep
Nurse

1923
Giants vs. Yanks
Mrs. Reddy
 

1923
Back Stage
Vaudeville troupe member
 

1923
No Noise
Mickey's nurse

1923
Dear Ol' Pal
Daughter

1924
Hard Knocks
Helen
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Love's Detour
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Don't Forget
Emmy, the bride

1924
Get Busy
[unidentified character]
 

1924
The 'Fraidy Cat
Dorothy Jones

1924
Publicity Pays
Mrs. Jump

1924
Cradle Robbers
Girl with bald boyfriend
 

1924
Why Husbands Go Mad
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Our Congressman
Mary Doolittle

1924
A Truthful Liar
Mary Doolittle
 

1924
Outdoor Pajamas
[unidentified character]
 

1924
Sittin' Pretty
Jimmy's girlfriend
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/

1924
Too Many Mammas
Jimmy's girlfriend
 

1924
Bungalow Boobs
[unidentified character]
 

1924
The Poor Fish
Jimmy's wife
DVD screencapture - Lord Heath - Laurel & Hardy - Another Nice Mess - http://www.lordheath.com/
NON-HAL ROACH FILMS

1925
Twins
Maid

Acknowledgements:
1921 LACD: Hixson Mae W drapery mkr r2633 Romeo
1922 LACD: Hixon Helen h2633 Romeo
1923 LACD: Hixson Helen H r2633 Romeo
1925 LACD: Hixon Helen actor r2633 Romeo
1926 LACD: Hixson Helen actress r2633 Romeo
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVL8-Q6W (1910 Census, line 42)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MH74-VXH (1920 Census, line 39)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZQX-GYF (1924 passenger list, line 30)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8N6-V62 (1926 marriage)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC84-LHH (1930 Census, line 45)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24JN-LQ4 (1932 passenger list, line 2)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K9H2-FSN (1940 Census, line 2)
https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KS1B-RDC (death certificate; only viewable if signed in)
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=122164978 (Find a Grave)
https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturemag22brew#page/n522/mode/1up/search/%22beth+darlington%22 (Motion Picture Magazine, Dec 1921)
https://archive.org/stream/exhibitorstrade00newy#page/1033/mode/1up/search/%22beth+darlington%22 (Exhibitors Trade Review, 10 Sep 1921)
https://archive.org/stream/motionpicturemag29brew#page/n274/mode/1up/search/%22beth+darlington%22 (Motion Picture Magazine, Apr 1925)
https://www.nitrateville.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24119 ("LampyMeier2007," Nitrateville)
http://classichollywoodactresses.blogspot.com/2017/05/beth-darlington-1920s-starlet.html (Elizabeth Ann, Classic Hollywood Actresses)
Richard W. Bann (for identifying her in The Poor Fish)
Steve Massa (for identifying her in Twins)
Jesse Brisson (help and information)

This page was last updated on: 23 November 2018