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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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Dance, Girl, Dance
Christopher Strong
The Bride Wore Red
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Hide Hide Show Show Director (21 credits)
 1937 The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (uncredited)
 1936 Craig's Wife
 1934 Nana
 1931 Working Girls
 1930 Galas de la Paramount (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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Show Show Writer (6 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (1 credit)
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Arzner directed several television commercials for Pepsi-Cola at the request of her friend Joan Crawford, who was married to the CEO of Pepsi.

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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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.


She was posthumously awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 1500 North Vine Street in Hollywood, California on January 24, 1986. See more »

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