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Dorothy Janis (1912–2010)

Dorothy Janis' short film career began when she was visiting a cousin, who was working on a film at Fox in 1927. Her beauty was noticed at once and she was asked to test for a role. She made only five films, four silents and one talkie (Lummox). She is best known for her performance opposite Ramon Navarro in The Pagan. She retired at the age of ... See full bio »

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Known For

The Pagan
The Pagan Tito
Fleetwing Thurya
Lummox Chita
The Overland Telegraph


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 1952 Sing Along with Me (as Dorothy King)
 1935 Restless Knights (Short)
Brunette Trumpeter (uncredited)
 1930 Lummox
 1929 The Pagan
 1929 The Overland Telegraph
 1928 White Shadows in the South Seas
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
 1928 Fleetwing
 1928 Kit Carson
 1925 The Green Archer
Gay Savini (as Dorothy King)
 1925 Camille of the Barbary Coast
Dora Malclm (as Dorothy King)
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 1929 The Pagan (performer: "Pagan Love Song" (1929) - uncredited)
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 2015 Hey Moe, Hey Dad! (TV Series documentary)
Various characters
- Eureka! (2015) ... Various characters (uncredited)

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Alternate Names:

Dorothy King

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Her cousin worked as an extra in movies. When she was in high school, she came with her cousin to work, which is where studio bosses recognized her and offered her a job. See more »

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