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Monday, August 1, 2011

Helen Kane, the Real Life Betty Boop


Actress Helen Kane, the inspiration for the Betty Boop cartoons, never received royalties or credit for them. A striking and unique performer who began in Vaudeville, she was too 20s for the 30s and her career, sadlly, fizzled.









6 comments:

  1. Now I know where did betty boop got her style! :)

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  2. but shes not as curvy as the animated betty boop!!! the real life betty boop has cute eyes but the animated one has killer curves dam! shes sexy!

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  3. Helen Kane was a Broadway star and still continued onwards on stage after the whole Betty Boop trial (1934). Betty Boop started out a caricature of Kane in Dizzy Dishes (1930) as a out of work actor, which was a reference to Kane who had been dropped by Paramount in 1920. Betty copyed Kane from all her films. The real bad thing was that 2 of the voices were hired as Helen Kane look-a-likes and sound-a-likes. Those two women were Bonnie Poe and Mae Questel.

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  4. This is really interesting and both of them are just so amazing.

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  5. Just as pretty as the cartoon Betty.

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