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Dorothy Arzner (1897–1979)

Dorothy Arzner, the only woman director during the "Golden Age" of Hollywood's studio system--from the 1920s to the early 1940s and the woman director with the largest oeuvre in Hollywood to this day--was born January 3, 1897 (some sources put the year as 1900), in San Francisco, California, to a German-American father and a Scottish mother. ... See full bio »

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Known For

Paramount on Parade
(1930)
Dance, Girl, Dance
(1940)
Christopher Strong
(1933)
Merrily We Go to Hell
(1932)

Filmography

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 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (uncredited)
 1936 Craig's Wife
 1934 Nana
 1931 Working Girls
 1930 Paramount on Parade (sequence director)
 1930 Sarah and Son
 1930 Behind the Make-Up (uncredited)
 1927 Get Your Man
 1922 Blood and Sand (additional footage, uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Arzner directed several television commercials for Pepsi-Cola at the request of her friend Joan Crawford, who was married to the CEO of Pepsi.

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 9 Articles | See more »

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When I went to work in a studio, I took my pride and made a nice little ball of it and threw it right out the window.

Trivia:

In the 1960s, she began teaching screenwriting and directing courses at the UCLA Film School, and did so until her death. See more »

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Capricorn

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