|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.|
Brad Farrell and Richard Finegan (special thanks for providing valuable information)
This page was last updated on: 21 July 2016